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An inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO professional who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture, and society.

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An inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO professional who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture, and society.

    The “Tube and Other Boobs” Edition

    The “Tube and Other Boobs” Edition

    Do the recently united Meretz and Labor-Gesher parties actually agree about anything? What do we make of the unity agreement between 3 of the 4 right-wing parties that leaves the far-right, neo-Kahanists to run on their own? Are reality shows political activism by other means?

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The “There Will Be Blood” Edition

    The “There Will Be Blood” Edition

    What's all the fracas over an interview with a sociologists who says Israeli “liberals” are the least tolerant folks? Is “activist journalism” what we need in an age of “fake news”? Should HMOs be providing free tests of “ritual purity” to religious women who want it?

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The “Pipe Dreams?” Edition

    The “Pipe Dreams?” Edition

    Should the Left unite before the upcoming elections? What are we to make of Palestinian President Abbas’s odd & moving decision to republish a memoir by an Iraqi-Israeli author? And an activist campaign against the new natural gas pipeline calling everyone liars? %URL%

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The “The Decade Surveyed” Edition

    The “The Decade Surveyed” Edition

    We discuss 1) the decision by the Religious Bayit ha-Yehudi party to run in these elections with the far-right Jewish Might party 2) a TV expose debunking claims that kids were kidnapped from immigrant parents in the '50s 3) the most important people, events and trends of the past decade

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The “Gettin’ Schooled!” Edition

    The “Gettin’ Schooled!” Edition

    We discuss 1) the Likud primaries which Netanyahu will almost certainly win 2) why young Israelis did so poorly on international standardized tests and what it says about our future 3) a controversy over the decision by a Tel Aviv high school to have boys sit with boys and girls sit with girls during a meeting with religious kids visiting from other schools

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The “Déjà Vu All Over Again?” Edition

    The “Déjà Vu All Over Again?” Edition

    We discuss 1) our third elections, what they’re about and whether we learned anything from our first two 2) whether the love/hate relationship with the PM is really a struggle between “First Israel” and “Second Israel” 3) whether or not native-born Israelis “get” the fear of anti-semitism that so many Jews around the world feel

    • 1 hr 22 min

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