The Promised Podcast

The “Vision, Fission and Derision” Edition – The Promised Podcast‏

Eilon, Noah and The Times of Israel’s Miriam Herschlag discuss the passing of Nelson Mandela and Israel’s ambivalent relationship to him, Avraham Burg’s spilling the beans on Israel’s nukes, and the brouhaha over vegan activist, Gary Yourofsky.

The “Turn, Turn, Turn” Edition – The Promised Podcast‏

 

 

Allison, Eilon and Noah discuss (1) the new head of the Labor Party – “Buzghi” Herzog – and his plans to give peace a chance, (2) the facebookization of the Knesset, and (3) the (figurative and, sadly, literal) death of the old cultural guard. All this and cool songs by Efrat Ben Zur with lyrics by Emily Dickenson!

 

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Playlist:

Efrat Ben Zur – Bee
Efrat Ben Zur – A Thought
Efrat Ben Zur – Storm
Efrat Ben Zur – Till the End

Photo by צילום:ד”ר אבישי טייכר , via Wikimedia Commons

Thanksgivukah Extravaganza – The Promised Podcast‏

 

 

To celebrate the confluence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, Allison, Eilon, Don and Noah devote the show to the meetings of American and Israeli cultures. They discuss Why the Conservative Movement is ailing in America, and how it’s doing in Israel, Them Crazy-Ass American Settlers in the West Bank, and what really makes them tick, and The anxieties and joys of immigrants from America raising Israeli kids. Plus, the music of Americans who rock the Israeli music scene.

 

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Playlist:

The Ballad of Thanksgivukkah (by the Kehillah Schechter Academy in Norwood, MA)
Shyne (AKA Moses Michael Levi) – King Crown of Judah
Jonathan Miller, Yael dekelbaum, Shay Tuchner – Me and Bobby McGee (from London & Kirschenbaum)
Aryeh Naftali and the Elevators (Ratzoh va-Shov)
Red Band and Ninette, Crazy

Photo: The Menurkey Headstart

Threats, Sh*t & Tats – The Promised Podcast‏

 

 

Allison, Eilon and Noah discuss the Supreme Court’s dressing down of the government, the hot mic in the UN that divulged the world’s worst secret – yes, it’s about Israel’s being unfairly singled out – and Israelis’ inking habits, or the new, surprising tattoo culture.

 

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Playlist:

ועדת חריגים – העולם אבד מזמן
ועדת חריגים – זה בסדר לפחד
ועדת חריגים – מכשפות
ועדת חריגים – אין נחמה לדואכים

 
Photo: Flickr.com

 

Compost, Computers & Competitors – The Promised Podcast‏

 

 

Allison, Eilon, Don and Noah discuss

  • the evaporation (or evisceration) of environmental parties in the last elections – where have all the flower-lovers gone?,
  • the yawning digital divide in Israel, whether this google-gap ought to concern us
  • the primaries in the Labor Party, and why the once beloved Shelly Yacimovich is now embattled.

Plus, the alt/folk music of Botimzog.

 

Playlist:

בותימזוג – צווחת העיט בנקיק
בותימזוג – בונגוס חם
בותימזוג – לוכד החלומות
בותימזוג – פתטי
 
Photo by אדיר-מתן אוזן [CC-BY-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Exoneration, Importation & Secularization Edition – The Promised Podcast‏

 

 

Allison, Eilon, Don and Noah discuss

  •  the dramatic exoneration of MK Avigdor Lieberman of charges of “breach of trust” on the part of a three judge panel, a verdict that brought to a swift end a languorously slow (17 year) investigation and trial;
  •  the IDFs decision to buy boots from American factories, which amounted to a death sentence for a local factory and firings for its hundred employees.
  • the spate of recent legislation reducing the power of rabbis, and amounting to what one journalist called a “slow-moving legislative revolution is taking place that may dramatically change how Israelis live their lives

 

Playlist:

System Ali – Vaina
System Ali – Building this house anew
System Ali – Guevara Mat
System Ali-  Ala Bali
 
By User:Mattes (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The President and the Pop-Stars – The Promised Podcast‏

 

 

Allison, Eilon, Don and Noah discuss

  • The Palestinian prisoner release and whether it helps or hinders the peace process
  • Education Minister Shay Piron’s decision to start teaching first-graders about the Holocaust and carry on right through high school: Should we teach Treblinka to tots?.

The gang also chats with Knesset Member Dov Khenin about what’s up in new the legislative session, and especially the so-called “Better Governance Bill” that may change the face of Israeli politics forever, if it’s passed. Plus, the insanely great music of “Ha-Hatzer ha-Ahorit,” with lyrics by legendary songwriter Yankele Rotblit.

 

Playlist:

החצר האחורית, מקור מצטט העתק
החצר האחורית, מענה קולי
החצר האחורית, אחד משלנו
Photo by GPO

 

Low election turnout, and the decline in the old hardline Zionist ideology – The Promised Podcast‏

 

 

Allison, Don, Eilon and Noah discuss:

  • this week’s local elections, why fewer and fewer folks come out to vote in them, and what we’re voting about when we bother to vote at all, and
  • our changing attitudes towards citizens who opt out, moving to Berlin or Brooklyn, and how the shifts reflect a decline in the old, hardline Zionist ideology that once held sway here, but no longer seems to.

All this and new reads, looks and listens you might want to check out in your idle hours. Plus, three mashups by arguably the coolest (and, ironically, the hottest) DJ in Tel Aviv: Maya Jakobson.

 

Playlist:

Eyal Golan vs. Jennifer Lopez – Mi She On the Floor
Stand by me, Amy (Amy Winehouse Mashup)
The Edge Of Glory Meets Girls (Gaga / Beyonce / Timbaland mashup)

 

By Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Is social justice always subordinate to security?

Ilene, Noah and special guest Miriam Herschlag discuss whether the social protests of three years ago had any effect.

‘We have met the enemy and he is us’

Ilene, Noah and special guest Miriam Herschlag discuss whether we have lost the moral high-ground.