300 episodes

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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    • 4.8, 243 Ratings

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 “Judges and Grudges, Libel and Bible” Edition

    The “Judges and Grudges, Libel and Bible” Edition

    What do we make of Bibi's supporters who say he's persecuted by a cabal of leftist judges and journalists? Are leftists leaving Israel as “political exiles”? As we celebrate Shavuot, we ask: what are we to do with the Torah in 2020?

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The “Vision of No Vision” Edition

    The “Vision of No Vision” Edition

    Did Bibi and Gantz just present their vision of no vision for the future? What's behind a study showing that Israeli Leftists suffered more during the pandemic than right-wing folks? What can we learn about our past, present and future from a new Golda Meir documentary?

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The “Small Screen, Big Government” Edition

    The “Small Screen, Big Government” Edition

    We discuss: our new and biggest gov' in history; whether broadcasting live Supreme Court hearings will add to the stature of the court, or diminish it; whether or not an Evangelical cable TV station broadcasting in Hebrew should keep its license.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The “A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma Tucked in a Virus” Edition

    The “A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma Tucked in a Virus” Edition

    We discuss the Supreme Court’s earth-shaking verdict, why Israel is suddenly racing to undo coronavirus restrictions, and a crowdsource campaign to pay the legal fees for a British woman assaulted by Israeli young men in Cyprus

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The “Pandemic & Patriarchy” Edition

    The “Pandemic & Patriarchy” Edition

    Who killed the Labor Party? Is art an essential need, and should artists receive priority governmental support? How might the coronavirus be a feminist issue, and is it time for “feminist civil disobedience?”

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The “What is Israeli?” Edition

    The “What is Israeli?” Edition

    What do we need to know about the just signed coalition agreement? Do Israelis have less of a stomach for COVID-19 deaths than people in other countries? On this independence day we ask, what is Israeli?

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
243 Ratings

243 Ratings

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Promise podcast

Excellent review of the potential new cabinet!

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Alex V

Excellent balance and nuanced views of the hosts
Like the format and ever present humor
Looking forward to my commute every Thursday
BTW Newtons action/reaction law is not thermodynamics 7/5/2020

docvail ,

Thankful for Thursday

I love listening to these brilliant hosts and look forward to each Thursday to hear the next podcast. I learn a little, laugh a little, cry a little and listen again all week long.

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