the promised podcast – full show

The “Surveilled, Assailed & Curtailed” Edition

The crew discuss: 1) the spy software used to surveil journalists, political opponents and activists 2) a poll of American Jews, a 1/4 of whom think Israel is an Apartheid state 3) the decision by a beloved ice cream company to freeze out settlers

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The “The People Demand What, Now?” Edition

The crew discuss: 1) The Supreme Court’s rejection to strike down the “Nation-State” law 2) The decision to cancel day-care subsidies for toddlers whose fathers study full-time in a Yeshiva 3) What changes resulted from the social protests in 2011

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The “Put a Sock in It!” Edition

The crew discuss: 1) The compromise that led to the peaceable evacuation of Eviatar 2) What to make of the tenure of President Rivlin 3) A shocking and controversial about Hebrew grammar

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The “Misguided Grandpas, Wayward Cousins & Uncle Sam: What Family Doesn’t Have Its Ups and Downs” Edition

The crew discuss: Israel’s new efforts to “reset” relations with the U.S.; A grandson’s efforts to understand the Zionism of his late Grandfather; A new Israeli docu-series about American Jews

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The “Dilemmas of Power” Edition

Is a new-ish law that lets Ministers resign their Knesset seats and be replaced by new MKs wasteful and corrupt? How should leftist members of the gov’t vote on a law they hate? Should there be brooks, streams, rivers and lakes reserved, for a few hours every so often, just for women or just for men?

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The “Naked Truths” Edition

What do the coalition agreements tell us about Israel’s new gov’t? What legacy is left by Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 years as PM? Why are most Israelis squeamish about nudity?

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The “Hey, What’s Up With the New Guy?” Edition

Is Naftali Bennett the right-wing ideologue most people take him to be? Should the first family be forced to live in the official PM’s residence in Jerusalem when they don’t want to? What explains Israel’s canine-mania?

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The “I Have Been Able to Form a Government” Edition

What does the new governing coalition mean and what does it augur? What does the election of Yitzhak Herzog to be Israel’s next president say about the country in this unsettled time? Why are so many young Jewish-American progressives saying they’re done suffering for the sins of a Jewish state?

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The “Still Crazy After All These Tears” Edition

What, if anything, changed with the clashes of the past weeks? So maybe 5th elections are a good idea? Did the Supreme Court just save Israeli democracy (or destroy it)?

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The “Fair Thoughts & Unhappy Hours” Edition

What to make of the suggestion that the war with Hamas is not a “fair fight”? Does the collapse of the negotiated “National Unity Government” prove that an Arab-Jewish political alliance cannot survive an Arab-Jewish war? Was the IDF Spokesman justified in lying to the press when it helped the IDF to do so?

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