The Promised Podcast

Why is J-Street the odd man out?

Why did the Conference of Presidents decided to keep J-Street out of their nifty club, and what’ll happen as a result?

Alternative memorials: unifying or divisive?

Why do the proliferating “alternative” ceremonies for Memorial Day and Independence day piss off so many?

Politicking the Holocaust

Are we cheapening the memory of the Holocaust by applying it to our present-day politics?

I want to be a paper pusher when I grow up

Should the remodeling of Israeli schools into cubical habitats to prepare kids for office life make us want to barf?

What motivates Abbas? — Who knows?

Do the amateur Abbasologists filing newspaper opinion columns have a clue about what motivates Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas?

Israel: the land of low taxes?

Could it be, like the OECD claims, that Israel is “the land of low taxes”?

New Shas Rabbi hates on non-ultra-Orthodox

Why does the new strongman Rabbi atop the ultra-orthodox Shas party think that all the rest of us are ignoramuses?

Mahmoud Abbas’s Hail Mary plays

Is the Palestinian Authority shutting down, mind-melding with Hamas, or what?

How much should the wealth gap bug us?

Should it bother us that that the average CEO in Israel makes 76 times what the average rest-of-us make?

Why does the peace process seem to be gasping its last gasp?

The peace process has faltered and stumbled before, but have we finally hit rock bottom?