The “Self-Determination Abnegation?” 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.

Self-Determination Abnegation?
PM Netanyahu tells US President Trump of his “Deal of the Century” that, “It’s a great plan for Israel. It’s a great plan for peace. You have been the greatest friend that Israel has ever had in the White House.” Does his enthusiasm signal a reversal of decades of Israeli insistence that only Israel and the Palestinians can resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Yazbak Where She Belongs?
The Central Election Committee votes to bar from running for the Knesset 34 year old Palestinian-Israeli firebrand lawmaker Hiba Yazbak (and the Supreme Court overturns the decision). Does the fact that she’s a woman figure among the other reasons why MK Yazbak was banned?

A Party of One’s Own
Does Israel need a women’s party?

Boycott AIPAC?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we discuss Allison’s perceptive essay in Haaretz about the campaign in the US by a progressive alliance of the groups If Not Now, MoveOn, Indivisible and the Working Families Party to pressure democratic presidential hopefuls to boycott the Gala Annual convention of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. What do we learn from the campaign about Democrats, AIPAC, If Not Now, and the politics of Israel among progressives in the 2020 elections.

All this and the cool of Omer Moskovich!

Music
Omer Moskovich (You can buy tix for the May 9 celebration of the release of her new record here!)

  • Hu
  • Nitztaref la-Eder
  • Davar Mah Meoded ‘Al Kan
  • Eizeh Yofi

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