The “Fair Thoughts & Unhappy Hours” Edition

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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Ohad Zeltzer-Zubida 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 Problem of Power
Trevor Noah and John Oliver say that death counts alone are enough to see that Israel is wrong, and fighting an “unfair fight.” What do you do with a claim like that?

Paradigm Lost?
Before the fighting, Right, Left, and Center politicians negotiated a coalition to replace Netanyahu, with the support of an Islamist party. Once the fighting broke out, the coalition fell apart before it ever took hold. Does this prove what many say, that an Arab-Jewish political alliance cannot survive an Arab-Jewish war?

Is it kosher for the IDF Spokesman to lie to reporters, if it helps the IDF do its job?

Thrown Out for Throwing Rocks
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we talk about a petition demanding to sack a high-school principal caught on film throwing a rock in a riot. The man – Sagi Rosenbaum is his name – says he sees he made a terrible mistake – is that enough to let him keep his job?

All that and the powerful rap of 22-year old Jerusalemite Adi Agai!


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2 comments on “The “Fair Thoughts & Unhappy Hours” Edition

  1. Rev. Manuel Colunga-Hernandez says:

    Dear Folks, I am curious: why is the view placed squarely in the rocket attacks? When in December, if you remember.. Charles Kushner fresh off a pardon announced that he was initiating a bond – the Kushner-Israel Bond to raise 100Million (US value dollars) to buy up real estate that was ‘abandoned’ and/or derelict in Israel (As I see it now – possibly focused on the old quarter of East Jerusalem…). And what is the war all about? And WHO is great friends with BB and family – and where might that lead back to? Real Estate? Really – and no one has opened their eyes – or their mouths?

  2. Carol novis says:

    Allison’s story about swimming made me laugh. Noah’s story about making a minyan made me cry. Thank you for bringing humanity and meaning at this difficult time.

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