The “Reflections on the Revolution in Jerusalem” Edition

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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Noah Efron and wunderkind critic Ohad Zeltzer-Zubida discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Reflections on the Revolution in Jerusalem
Israelis’ trust in their leaders has dropped by half in just one month, and each night brings new scenes of police water-cannoning protestors outside PM Netanyahu’s house. What happens next?

Diss Engagement
Fifteen years ago, Israeli soldiers and police dragged Jewish settlers kicking-and-crying from their homes in Gaza. What was the legacy of this “withdrawal to end all withdrawals”?

Is It Ethical to Scold People for Not Wearing a Mask?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we take on a question sent in this week to Haaretz’s moral “Dear Abby”: Is It Ethical to Scold People for Not Wearing a Mask on the Street? The old riddle goes, Q: Why do Israelis not have sex in public? A: Because who needs mobs of people crowding in to tell you what you’re doing wrong. What’s true for coitus is no doubt true for matters pandemical, but should it be?

All that and the keytar genius of Bemet (aka, Hod Moshonov, one of Forbes “30 Under 30”)!

Bemet, aka Hod Moshonov:

  • BBBBBB, with Teapacks
  • Ichikidana, with Tikvah6
  • Chicken Masala

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2 comments on “The “Reflections on the Revolution in Jerusalem” Edition

  1. Jeffrey Winter says:

    Thanks for the wonderful and interesting podcasts. I’ve been listening for years and it keeps me connected with Israel from Skokie after having lived in Jerusalem for two years. I’ve been looking for the “Movies” channel that Ohad referred to in the “vat a country” segment last week but with no success. Can you send any more info or is this something only available in Israel/Europe?
    Thanks and keep up the great work!

    1. Ohad Zeltzer Zubida says:

      Thank you for the kind words!
      Here’s a link to the MUBI website: As far as I know, it isn’t geographically limited. I hope this helps.

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