The “Quid Pro Squat” Edition

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

Et Tu, Gideon?
“The Likud is a family, and you do not betray your family.” So tweets the party spokesperson to a member who dared to say that Prime Minister Netanyahu should resign. Loyalty is a personal virtue; but is it also a political virtue?

Quid Pro Squat?
Alan Dershowitz and other legal scholars say the Israeli Attorney General is wrong to criminalize the complicated relationships between politicians and journalists, and should not indict Prime Minister Netanyahu for trying to charm and cajole journalists into giving him better coverage (and also, to make-it-worth-their-while). Might they have a point?

Gobble Gobble
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we talk about what we’re thankful for (as we record on American Thanksgiving, with our turkeys stuffed and waiting to go into our ovens).

All this and the music of Tohar Shefi!

Music
Tohar Shefi

  • Tzhokim (צחוקים), with Yasmin Moallem, Oscar and Yuval Ma’ayan
  • Sira shel bahurim tovim (סירה של בחורים טובים)
  • Hipasti ba-Kokhavim (חיפשתי בכוכבים)

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