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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.

AirBDS?
Airbnb kicked Jewish settlers off their site: A courageous political stand or a craven and hypocritical singling out of Israel for censure?

Solidarity on the Scaffolds
More and more Palestinians from the West Bank work in Israel, under better conditions than ever before. Does this bring peace closer, or just make it easier for the status quo to continue forever?

Getting High
In 2050, 98% of Israelis will live in skyscrapers crammed onto an endless expanse of concrete, says a new report. But is this really so bad?

Extra Segment: An EL AL Flight from Hell
For our almost too generous patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we discuss the El Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv forced to land in Athens so religious passengers could disembark before the onset of the Sabbath. Tempers flared, fists shook, frequent-flier cards were burned. What should we make of a religious war at 30,000 feet?

Music
A tribute to a genius grandmother and her brilliant grandson: Yaffa Yarkoni and Michael Suissa

  • Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu – Yaffa Yarkoni
  • Retina – Michael Suissa
  • Rak Etmol – Yaffa Yarkoni (with Arik Einstein)
  • Ein Shum Baaya – Michael Suissa (With Cohen@Moshon)

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