Israel

Rabin’s Square is Closed for Renovation

Rabin Square is about to be closed for years of renovation. Is that a blow to civic culture, and maybe even democracy?

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Him Too?

“He suddenly pinned me to the door and tried to kiss me.” What do we make of Shimon Peres, now that we know?

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Nullifying Netanyahu?

Former Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein challenges Benjamin Netanyahu for leadership of the Likud. Are Netanyahu’s days numbered?

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The “From ‘Et Tu’ to ‘Me Too’” Edition

We discuss: 1) Yuli Edelstein’s bid to replace Bibi Netanyahu as head of the Likud 2) How to absorb the news that Shimon Peres sexually assaulted colleagues 3) Whether closing Rabin Square to build a train station is a blow to civic culture and maybe democracy itself

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The Cost of Freedom

Gilad Shalit was freed from Hamas captivity in Gaza exactly ten years ago. Was the deal that brought him home a good one?

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Vax & Figures

What’s the link between who Israelis vote for and whether, when, and how we get vaxxed and boostered?

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The “Vax & Figures” Edition

We discuss: 1) The link between who you vote for and whether you get vaccinated 2) Whether exchanging 1,027 Palestinian prisoners for Gilad Shalit was a good deal 3) Whether Tel Aviv has gentrified itself into irrelevance

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Stone of Hearts

Would it really be so bad if not every building in Jerusalem was faced with the same tawny stone?

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