Acts of conscience, acts of love – The Promised Podcast‏


Host Noah Efron conducts a very special interview with a conscientious objector, and we pull together our favorite ‘Vatacountry’ segments.


.Acts of conscience: Summer in the slammer

Noah interviews IDF reservist Gilad Halpern, who spent the summer in a military jail for conscientiously objecting to his call-up during Operation Protective Edge. How does conscientious objection in Israel map onto the political landscape?


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.Acts of love: ‘Vatacountry’ best bits

A personal reflection by podcast listener Andrew Wirth on art, freedom of expression, and the army in Israel; plus some of our favorite ‘Vatacountry’ segments about life in this infuriating country that, at the end of the day, we cannot help but love.



All songs by The Victor Jackson Show:

Mechva LeNimrod Reshef

HaDor HaBa

Safa Shnia LeBchira


Photo by Edi Israel/Flash90.

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