Episodes

The Medium Is the Message?

Why will Israelis never ever delete Whatsapp from our phones, no matter how much private information they fork over to Facebook?

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Lift My Eyes Unto the Hills

Idealists? Dropouts? True-Believers? Anarchists? Pioneers? Thugs? What should we make of “Hilltop Youth”?

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The “But For Mel” Edition

Are “religious-Zionist” political parties no longer viable? What should we make of the pious, thuggish, anarchist and often beautiful kids they call “Hilltop Youth”? Why can’t Israelis never ever delete Whatsapp from our phones?

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Save Me a Spot, Will You?

Is it okay to save an open parking spot for someone, shooing away other drivers? Well, that’s what many Tel-Avivim do. It’s called לשמור חניה, and Guy explains the phenomenon.

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Meet the Mayor Next Door

Musa Hadid is an all-around nice guy; he’s determined to fix up the old town, re-brand his city, and have a Christmas celebration for everyone. But being the Mayor of Ramallah is no ordinary job and a new documentary, Mayor, is no ordinary film about Palestine. David Osit, the director, explains why.

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In Living Color

An amateur historian and artist colorizes dozens of photos taken by a Wehrmacht officer of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, in order to show a brighter side of day-to-day life in the shadow of the Holocaust. Is that what we want? What we need?

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Going for Netanyahu in Droves?

Prime Minister Netanyahu hints that he’s eager for an Islamicist party to join his coalition after the elections. Is this a turning-point in the history of Israeli politics?

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Party Time!

Five new center-left parties launched last week, and there are more on the way this week. Why are lefty parties sprouting like mushrooms after a spring rain?

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The “Party Time!” Edition

Why are lefty parties sprouting like mushrooms after a spring rain? Is Netanyahu, in desperately angling to bring Palestinian-Israelis into his coalition, changing Israeli politics forever? What value do colorize photos from the Warsaw Ghetto provide?

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