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On the week of a tense Jerusalem Day, Allison Kaplan Sommer and Noah Efron talk about the capital city and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

An EU-funded, UN-midwifed Palestinian Authority plan sets out how Jerusalem will be developed as the capital of Palestine by 2030. Some Israelis decry this as a stratagem to undermine Israeli sovereignty over a united Jerusalem, which it sort-of is, but is that necessarily a bad thing?

Ir ha-Kodesh
Ask someone in Tel Aviv what they think about Jerusalem, and they’ll probably tell you that they don’t think about Jerusalem.

Jerusalem’s Hidden Gems
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: What are a few of the most charming unsung (or undersung) spots to see in Jerusalem?

All this and hip-hop by Jerusalem favorite son, Guy Mar!


  • Ani Ve-Ata, with Mira Awad
  • Yisraelim, by Guy Mar and Ortega
  • Eser Shanim, featuring MC Shiri

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