The “Labor Savers?” Edition

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

Labor Savers
Young Turks, Old Guard, and Stern Generals battle for control of Israel’s Labor Party. Who has the best chance of saving from extinction the party of David Ben Gurion, Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin?

Good Checkpoints Make Good Neighbors?
New tricked-out hi-tech checkpoints that dramatically reduce the time it takes for Palestinians laborers to enter Israel, and make the process less frustrating and degrading: This sounds like good news, but it is?

Nothing to be Proud Of?
Israel’s first openly gay minister is jeered and hounded from Jerusalem’s Gay Pride parade, because of his poor record on LGBTQ issues, and his support of the Occupation. But should anyone be Queer-Non-Grata at the Pride Parade?

Why All the Fuss Around David Friedman’s Times Interview?
For our most extremely generous Patreon supporters, we discuss in our extra-special, special extra segment discuss American Ambassador to Israel David Friedman’s assertion to the Times that, among other things, “Under certain circumstances, I think Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank.” Surely it was an interview full of sound and fury. Was it also an interview signifying nothing?

All this and the indie, new wave pleasures of Yesh Lah Haver!

Music
Yesh Lah Haver:

  • Adon ha-Selihot (אדון הסליחות)
  • Hey (היי)
  • Sippur Aher (סיפור אחר)
  • Mizmor Ga’agu’im (מזמור געגועים)

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1 comment on “The “Labor Savers?” Edition

  1. Libby Burke says:

    I just listened to your checkpoint podcast. Admittedly, I used to listen to you guys all the time. And then … I just felt you were a wee bit too left … and I took my ears elsewhere. This podcast, however, Noah, I felt you were spot on. If our neighbours played nicely in the first place there would be no need for checkpoints. It’s sorta kinda a no brainer. Instead of always blaming Israel I really wish people would look to the real culprits: the Palestinian leadership.

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