“The Elephant has Left the Building” Edition

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Roving Mid-East Reporter Naomi Zeveloff, Tel Aviv Review host Gilad Halpern and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

The Elephant Has Left the Building
One thing not being debated ahead of Israel’s elections is the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The elephant in the room seems to have left the building. Why?

The Autocrat Whisperer
Does Prime Minister Netanyahu want voters to see him as an “autocrat whisperer”?

Bussed Are the Right, for Theirs Are the Beaches and Cinemas
There is a revolution underway, bringing public transportation to Israeli cities on the Sabbath for the first time ever. Why is the Likud leading the charge?

The Great Renaissance of English Language Media in Israel
For our most extremely generous Patreon supporters, we discuss with author Gilad Halpern his latest Tel Aviv Review of Books essay arguing that, as international media collapsed around us, English language media in Israel had a great renaissance. What accounts for this surprising development?

All this and the Ethiopian-Mizrahi pop of Moti Taka.

Music

Moti Taka

  • Ba Li Lirkod (בא לי לרקוד)
  • Boom Boom (בום בום)
  • Tukur (טוקור)
  • Hitahavti ba-Ketzinah Sheli (התאהבתי בקצינה שלי)

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