The “What is Israeli?” Edition

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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.

The Coalition Proposition: A Road to Perdition?
Is the coalition agreement that PM Netanyahu and Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz just signed the end of democracy as we know it, the salvation of Israel, or maybe, just maybe, something in between?

Timor Mortis-est?
Is it true what the director of Israel’s Ministry of Health just said, that Israelis have less of a stomach for COVID-19 deaths than folks in other countries, and that that’s a problem?

What is Israeli?
Israel’s celebrating our 72nd birthday, and still we’ve gotta aske: What is Israeli?

Preparing for Civil Unrest?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we talk about a just-leaked National Security Council report setting out a strategy for dealing with civil insurrection (!), as might break out in response to the coronavirus restrictions. Are corona-frustrations mounting here, like they seem to be in America?

All that and songs by Romy Hanoch (the brilliant daughter of Shalom Hanoch, the godfather of Israeli rock’n’roll).

The music of Romy Hanoch (in her various, concurrent bands):

  • Chemistry (by Powersnap)
  • My House (by Bar Vase)
  • Mommy, Look (Bar Vase)
  • Seven Eight (by Ghost Funk Orchestra)

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