The Promised Podcast – Segment

The merger of Israel’s Arab parties: An historic unification?

There’s been an historic unification of three Arab parties and one joint Arab-Jewish party. Can the Balad-Ra’am-Ta’al-Hadash list, which incorporates such opposing ideologies, succeed?

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Pour encourager les autres

Israeli Steimatzky bookstore chain decided to cancel a “Charlie Hebdo” event, in which they had planned to sell a shipment of the post-massacre issue. Should offensive cartoons be in our face?

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Which side are you on?

We discuss a new Foreign Ministry propaganda video that says, basically, “Give us a break, you know that Israel is the good guy and Islam is the enemy.”

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Women in Israel: The seen and the unseen

Allison, Don, and Noah discuss the photoshopping of Angela Merkel out of a picture of the heads-of-state in Paris by an ultra-Orthodox paper.

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Of Labor glossed

We discuss the Labor Party primaries, which produced a list of candidates that is youngish, Ashkenazi-ish, female-ish, and socially-aware-ish.

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Primary education: A lesson in democratic procedure

The recent Likud primary produced a list of candidates some have hailed as a great improvement (except for the obvious lack of female candidates).

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Why Israelis are losing the faith

The Israel Democracy Institute’s annual report shows that Israelis are losing faith in all their institutions, save the army.

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