The “Pipe Dreams?” Edition

Allison Kaplan Sommer, Noah Efron and Wunderkind critic Ohad Zeltzer-Zubida discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Hang Together or Hang Separately?
Must all the parties on Israel’s left merge before the next election?

A Different Solidarity
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s decides to republish a memoir that made him cry, by an Iraqi-Israeli author about being forced out of Iraq and coming to Israel. This fragile, odd act raises the question: Is there another sort of politics that might lead to peace that we haven’t let ourselves see.

Pipe Dreams
Environmental activists say the government is a bunch of lying liars who lie to serve rich corporate overlords. Isn’t this just Trumpism, by another name?

Why Aren’t Israeli Leaders Talking About America’s Anti-Semitism Crisis?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we discuss, after Allison wrote about it profoundly in Haaretz, why Israeli leaders aren’t talking about America’s anti-semitism crisis?

All this and Mizrahi, Kabbalistic world music of Yakir Hillel, on the banjo!

Music
Yakir Hillel

  • Eder shel Shevarim (עדר של שוורים), featuring Sivan Talmor
  • Leil Ellul (ליל אלול)
  • Kach lo nir’et ahavah (כך לא נראית אהבה)
  • Ha-Mezah she-Ra’ah ha-kol (המזח שראה הכל)

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