The “Selling Out?” Edition

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Don Futterman, Noah Efron and journalist and host of the spectacular “The Branch” podcast about Jewish-Palestinian Coexistence, Dina Kraft discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Labor Unions and Disunions
The Labor Party says “Yes” to merging with a party on the center-right, and “No” to merging with parties on the Left. A brilliant stratagem or a strategic blunder?

The Ambassador from Soda Stream
Israel’s Foreign Ministry retools its diplomats to promote Israeli companies, not policies. Is diplomacy dead?

Let Television be Television
Israel’s national-treasure folk-singer, Chava Alberstein, retools a beloved protest song as an ad for cable and internet service. Is this the end of culture as we know it, or have we maybe lost a little perspective?

Can Stories of “Co-existence” Teach Us Something New?
For our most extremely generous Patreon supporters, we discuss what Dina Kraft has learned from podcasting stories of coexistence, and what she (and we) think of the common-on-the-left-but-still-annoying-as-Hell assertion that there is something unproductive and even untoward about all the efforts to promote “co-existence” because these efforts imply that if we just learned to know and love each other, intractable political problems would suddenly become tractable.

All this and the music of Danny Gilboa!

Music

Danny Gilboa

  • Shavir (featuring Amnon Fisher & Oshrat Pahina)
  • Latet
  • Yomuledet (with Izi Gaon)
  • Rah ve-Tov

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