The “Fit for the Job?” 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.

What Now?
The President just asked the Prime Minister (who is standing trial for corruption) to form Israel’s next government. Should he have? What the hell happens next?

Make My Standard a Double!
Is it hypocritical of PM Netanyahu and his supporters to form a coalition with the support of the Islamist Ra’am Party?

My President?
By June, Israel will have to elect a new president. Who should she be?

Trying to Make Sense of It
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we talk about the parole of Rushdi Hamdan Abu Mukh, after serving 35 years of a sentence for the 1984 murder of 19-year old IDF corporal Moshe Tamam. Videos show Abu Mukh being cheered and hoisted on shoulders when he returned to his hometown of Baka al Garbia, causing Tamam’s family to call for Abu Mukh to be stripped of his Israeli citizenship. What should we make of this sad, sad thing?

All that and Bilgo!


  • Nahanahaniah (נהנהנייה)
  • Af Ehad (אף אחד)
  • Shumakom (שומקום)
  • Paul McCartney (פול מקרטני)

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