The “Negotiating With Terrorists” Edition

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Miriam Herschlag and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Negotiating With Terrorists
Hamas finally sets out their demands in exchange for releasing the 136 living-and-dead Israeli hostages dragged to Gaza from their homes. Is there anywhere to go from here?

Bar-Raving Time!
Itamar Ben-Gvir is having a moment.

The New York Talk Times
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: The New York Times brings together five historians to explain how Israelis and Palestinians got to where we got. How’d they do?

All that and more moving songs of these troubled days.


  • Shlomo Artzi and Pe’er Tasa — Nahar ha-Dema’ot 
  • Shruli Brunkher and Moshe Amram — Hutar Le-Persum. 
  • Yoshi — Ani Rotzeh et Hahayim Sheli be-Hazarah

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1 comment on “The “Negotiating With Terrorists” Edition

  1. S. says:

    I can see why the government might prioritize destroying Hamas over returning our hostages. But would Ben Gvir be saying the same thing if the hostages were religious settlers rather than (presumably left-wing) kibbutznikim?

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