The “Sometimes They’ll Give a War and Nobody Will Come” Edition

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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Noah Efron, and Don Futterman discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Sometimes They’ll Give a War and Nobody Will Come
Haaretz praises PM Netanyahu for single-handedly preventing war in Gaza. Are we in bizzaro-world, or were we just wrong about Netanyahu?

Slights, Plights, Fights and Flights of the Right
Israel’s right-wing Defense Minister resigns over the cease-fire with Hamas, and its right-wing Education Minister and Justice Minister almost do the same. Is Israel’s right experiencing a dark night of the soul?

Mothers, Children and the Quest for Peace
Israel’s biggest peace movement is run by women who say that “motherhood” is a moral and political tool that, if used right, might end more than a century of strife between Jews and Palestinians. Might the complications of family cut through the complications of our conflict?

Extra Segment: Black Friday, Israeli Style
For our almost too generous patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we will discuss the weird ascendance of Black Friday here, in a country that has neither Thanksgiving or Christmas. Is it globalization gone wild, or should we stop worrying and learn to love the low, low prices?

Cookie Levanna (aka Kobi)

  • משלים עוד סיבוב Mashlim od Sivuv
  • הפוליסיה Hapolisia
  • עכשיו זה מאוחר מדי Achshav Zeh Meuchar Medai
  • גם אני Gam Ani

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