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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.

Former US President Donald Trump says that former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu never wanted to make peace, and doesn’t know the meaning of loyalty. But aren’t the two men BFFs?

Unit 8200, Down on Route 60
The IDF pledges to move its crack intelligence units from the center of the country two hours south, and lots of career soldiers weigh leaving the army for the private sector. What should the generals do?

Every year, twelve exemplary Israelis are chosen to light torches at the main Independence Day Celebrations, because they represent the best of us. The call for nominations just went out, and the Promised Podcast answers that call, picking our own dazzling dozen.

Shop ‘Til You Drop
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we try to understand the newest Government corona edict, which says that you can only shop in malls if you’ve been double vaxxed and boosted, or had COVID in the past six months, save for grocery stores, pharmacies and clinics in malls, and everyone entering the mall will get either a green wristband indicating double vax and booster or a red wristband indicating anything less than that, which edict has mall proprietors apoplectic and preparing a petition to the supreme court arguing that making people wear their vax status on their wrist in malls is a violation of their privacy. Oy!

All that and the amazing live-from-the-streets music of Coral Bismuth*!


  • Kam baboker
  • Mitahat La-Smicha
  • Kol Ehad Rotzeh, with Elad Peretz
  • Liba

* Recommended by David Harnasch!

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