The “Getting Blitzed!” Edition

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

Gantze Mensch?
Is Benny Gantz’s message to Israeli voters basically what Julia Roberts said to Hugh Grant in Notting Hill: “I’m just a brigadier-general, standing in front of an electorate, asking them to love him?”

Veni, Bibi, Vichi!
PM Netanyahu surprises everyone by going positive, asserting that (A) Happy days are here again, and (B) The skies above are clear again. Has the time come to sing a song of cheer again?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Should the government pay mayors to build housing for the ultra-Orthodox, even if their constituents ain’t so wild about the idea?

The Best and Worst Election Ads, Tweets, Posts and Videos
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we discuss the best and worst in a new crop of election ads, tweets, posts and videos.

All this and the clever musicality of Shirey Mirpeset!

Music
Shirey Mirpeset

  • Yesh Anashim
  • Boneh
  • Ach Mi-Shikhmah
  • Bat Yam

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