The Promised Podcast

Seeing black at 30,000 feet

We discuss the now-infamous El Al flight that took off 20 minutes late because an ultra-Orthodox man was negotiating not to have to sit next to a woman.

How to judge the judges

The Israel Bar Association recently decided to reinstitute the annual rating of judges by lawyers. Does this serve to remind judges that they’re human?

A spoonful of politics helps the medicine go down?

Lancet editor Richard Horton visited Israel this week to apologize for his publication’s controversial ‘An Open Letter for the People of Gaza.’

How Supreme a Court?

Allison, Don, and Noah ask whether the Israeli Supreme Court overreaches, or whether judicial activism should be encouraged.

The cry of the silenced

Allison, Don, and Noah discuss journalist Mairav Zonszein’s New York Times op-ed, ‘How Israel Silences Dissent.’

A tale of two speeches: Fear and loathing at the UN

Allison, Don, and Noah ask which speech was more depressing, and should we even care about what was said?

Can the army smash class barriers in Israel?

Allison, Don, and Noah ask whether the Israeli Army is a great equalizer and civilian high-tech incubator.

Who really killed the Israeli Left?

Allison, Don, and Noah discuss where exactly the Israeli Left is failing.

The Promised Podcast’s ‘year that was’

PM Netanyahu’s Rosh Hashanah speech to the nation listed Israel’s accomplishments over the last year – we didn’t know we’d had it so good!

Were the Unit 8200 ‘refuseniks’ right to break ranks?

Unit 8200’s ‘refusenik’ letter exposed some Israeli intelligence practices some are finding very hard to swallow.