The “Banned on the Run” Edition

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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Noah Efron and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Banned on the Run
Should parties that spew rage and hate be banned from running in democratic elections? Here in Israel, the question ain’t academic.

The Feiglin Effect
The hottest thing in these elections is a radically libertarian, pro-weed-legalization, separation of Church and State party that also wants to annex the occupied territories tomorrow. WTF?

Feel the Burn
Midburn is Israel’s Burning Man, and its growing by leaps and bounds. Why is it so popular?

Ilhan Who?
For our most extremely generous Patreon supporters, we discuss in our extra-special, special extra segment Allison’s pique that no one in Israel seems to care one way or another about Ilhan Omar and the soul of America’s Democratic Party. But should the question of whether or not a newly elected congresswoman’s criticism of Israel are tinged with anti-Semitism matter in the cafes of Tel Aviv?

Yuval Dayan, who won our hearts on the first season of the Voice, and whom we’ve loved ever since:

  • Mi Ani Mulam
  • Derekh ha-Eynayim Shelkha, Yoav
  • Mitarahat ba-Olam
  • Ha-Sof ha-Tov ha-Zeh

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