The “Huddled Masses Yearning for GDP?” Edition

Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib/ Flash90

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

Black & Blue & White
The Blue & White party are facing a dilemma: Should they attack the ultra-Orthodox, whom they may want as coalition partners after the election? What should Blue & White say about the men in black?

Huddled Masses Yearning for GDP?
The Trump administration unveils its long awaited plan to enrich the Palestinian economy. Is it a Marshall Plan for our generation, or a Marie Antoinette-ish bit of Let-them-eat-cake-ism?

Last Picture Show?
Tel Aviv will soon have only one movie theater, down from more than 50. Why are pictures leaving the city and what, if anything, can be done about it?

“Concentration Camps”
For our most extremely generous Patreon supporters, we discuss in our extra-special, special extra segment American congressional Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s description of the dismal places where the Trump administration is warehousing undocumented immigrant kids under lock and key as “concentration camps”, and the angry and anguished responses it provoked (and the angry and anguished responses that the angry and anguished responses provoked, and so on and so forth, ad infinitum).

All this and the hip hop electronica of Ido Maimon and his many talented friends!

Music
Ido Maimon:

  • Litfos Otah, featuring Guy Mazzig
  • Moreh Mahlif, featuring Tuna
  • Shivilim Hadashim, featuring Eden Derso
  • Seratim, featuring Alon Eder

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One comment on “The “Huddled Masses Yearning for GDP?” Edition

  1. Rev. Manuel Colunga-Hennandez says:

    Dear Noah, you are without a doubt, naturally a wordsmith, whereas William F. Buckley was only a pretense of such a sharp wit! Then again, all of the gang are more or less of the same talent. Never do a one of you leave a person without something to ponder, literally sentence to sentence. ~8)

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