The Promised Podcast

The “Best Laid Plans of Mice & Men” Edition – The Promised Podcast‏

Ten years ago this week, Arik Sharon proposed for the first time pulling out of Gaza. What’s happened since? That and chickenshit show-politics and 1984 surveillance on The Promised Podcast.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.   This episode is made possible by Shaharit…

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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….

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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…

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