The “Surveilled, Assailed & Curtailed” Edition

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Times of Israel Ops & Blogs editor Miriam Herschlag, 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.

Keeping Tabs
An Israeli company leases super spy software to allies who use it to surveil journalists and activists. Has Realpolitik gotten too real?

Apartheid & Our Trip Ahead
One in four American Jews think Israel is an apartheid state, and one in five that it’s committing genocide. What family doesn’t have its ups and downs?

Ben! Jerry! How Could You, Bros?!?
Ben & Jerry’s freezes out settlers, and things get hot.

Making Sense of the Brouhaha Over Remarks by Foreign Minister Yair Lapid
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we try to make sense of the brouhaha over remarks by Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at the “Global Forum For Combating Antisemitism”, suggesting that anti-Semitism is racism is homophobia is xenophobia is sexism. What’s so controversial about that?

All that and the music of Shay Hamber, who we fell in love with when she was 13, nine years ago, on a kids’ reality music show, and who we’re falling in love with all over again today, on an adults’ reality music show!


  • La-uf
  • Tamid Be-Hatzot
  • Shir Ahava Kim’at
  • Yonatan

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2 comments on “The “Surveilled, Assailed & Curtailed” Edition

  1. Steve says:

    The songs are really great on this podcast. Is there an Apple Music or Spotify playlist containing all them? If there’s not, you should get an intern to compile one ASAP!

    1. I second what Steve says. I enjoyed Shay Hamber’s songs. I could not wait for the people to stop talking to hear another one.

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