The Promised Podcast – Segment

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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Analyzing Israel’s policy of ‘tax and shend’

Allison, Don, and Noah discuss the decision of the Israeli government to withhold half a billion shekels of Palestinian tax money.

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Israel’s ‘crucial, last-chance, decisive watershed’

Allison, Don, and Noah discuss the weird notion, asserted by politicians and pundits, that these elections are “the most important” in Israel’s history.

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Shabbat Sha-shut-up!

Why did a campaign promoting Shabbat observance have everyone grousing and grumbling? Allison, Don, and Noah ask, what’s all the fuss about?

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Ha’am (is seriously) Itanu?

Eli Yishai, the natty ex-Shas leader, has just started his own competing party, Ha’am Itanu (The Nation is with Us). Allison, Don, and Noah wonder, can Eli Yishai remake Mizrahi politics in Israel?

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Give peace a deadline

The recent Palestinian proposal to the UN Security Council mandates peace negotiations that must, within a year, produce an agreement ending the occupation and establishing a state in Palestine. A deadline on peace? Where will it lead?

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Privatizing BDS

20 great American scholars, leftist Zionists all, want to sanction individual politicians (like Naftali Bennett) who sustain the occupation.

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