Episodes

Lapidary Matters

Does Yair Lapid, whose Yesh Atid Party is polling second only to the Likud, have what it takes to be Prime Minister?

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The “Courts: Of Public Opinion & the Other Kind” Edition

Does Yair Lapid have what it takes to be PM? What’s the International Criminal Court up to now? What’s behind the surprising flourish of new political magazines with long articles printed on dead trees and sent by something called “the post”?

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Your Israeli Soundtrack for February

We’re getting in the mood for the festive month of Adar with a collection of the latest and greatest Israeli tunes, including new releases from Eden Alene, Agam Buchbut, Idan Raichel, Eden Ben Zaken and many others.

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Who Burned My Toast?

The word שרוף means burnt, and its root takes us on an exciting semantic road trip, everything from a burning sensation to diehard football fans, seared vegetables to wasting time and money.

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Israeli Democracy in 2021: Close To Breaking Point?

Ahead of another election, Yohanan Plesner, President of IDI, explains the requirements needed to come out of the ongoing political crisis that has left Israel without a stable government, a state budget for three years on end, and an effective response to the Covid pandemic

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But They Have Lady Pacman, Don’t They?

Ten parties will probably be elected to the next Knesset. One will be headed by a woman. Why?

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Anyone But Them

The biggest issue in Israel’s March elections won’t be COVID, won’t be an economy in free fall, and won’t be Iran going nuclear. Nah, the biggest issue is ultra-Orthodox Jews. Why oh why?

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Failure to Launch

Why did so many men starting so many center-left parties end up with electile disfunction?

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The “Who’s In & Who’s Out?” Edition

Why did so many new center-left parties turn out to be flops? How did the ultra-Orthodox become the hottest election issue? Why does it seem to be getting harder, not easier, for women to make it in politics?

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Long, Long, Long Live King Bibi

In their documentary film, “King Bibi,” Dan Shadur and Liran Atzmor get to the bottom of Benjamin Netanyahu’s magic, which has made him the longest-serving Prime Minister in Israel’s history and a prominent fixture in Israeli politics for the past four decades, and counting.

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