The “Primary Directive” Edition

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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Gilad Halpern and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Back to the Future
Did the Meretz party primaries just send the party back to the future?

Homo Sionisticus Religiosus
What, if anything, do the primaries in the Religious Zionism party say about, well, religious Zionism?

Primary Directive
Do party primaries pick better Knesset candidates than the more autocratic alternatives?

How Does American College Life Differ From Israeli University Life?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: With Gilad’s triumphant return from teaching media and journalism at San Diego State University, we talk about how American college life differ from Israeli university life, and what it is like, in this day an age, to be an Israeli transplant on an American campus.

All this and Folly Tree!


  • Round the Fire
  • On & On (featuring iogi)
  • Bones
  • Mad is the Beast (live)

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