The “Crucial, last-chance, decisive watershed” edition – The Promised Podcast


Allison, Don, and Noah discuss three topics of incomparable importance, and end with an anecdote each about something in Israel that made them smile this week.


ElectionsIsrael’s ‘crucial, last-chance, decisive watershed’

We discuss the weird notion, asserted by politicians, pundits, and intellectuals, that these elections are “the most important” in Israel’s history and will determine our fate forever. Could this rhetoric be setting us up for a huge disappointment?

Naftali Bennett

Spotlight on Naftali Bennett

What makes the Jewish Home leader tick? We discuss the power of his ‘No More Apologies’ message, which is at the heart of his election campaign. Is this also at the heart of his appeal to so many voters?

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Zero Motivation

The Promised Podcast’s Person, Place or Thing of the Year

Allison, Don, and Noah each present candidates for ‘Israeli person, place or thing of the year’ for each of two categories: (1) Politics/Diplomacy, and (2) Culture & Society. Then they try to pick an overall winner…



All songs by Gal De Paz, or Goldie, in honor of her return to the country and her show at the OzenBar this week

My Misery
Indian Summer
The Change

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