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The Promised Podcast is straight talk about Israeli politics (and culture, society, economy and all the rest), with passion, without propaganda. Oh, and there's great music thrown in for good measure.

The Promised Podcast is straight talk about Israeli politics (and culture, society, economy and all the rest), with passion, without propaganda. Oh, and there's great music thrown in for good measure.
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The Promised Podcast is straight talk about Israeli politics (and culture, society, economy and all the rest), with passion, without propaganda. Oh, and there's great music thrown in for good measure.

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Episodes

The “It’s Finally Nice & Legal! Israel is a Jewish State!” Edition

7/19/2018
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Don Futterman, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Check out the extra segment. It’s Finally Nice & Legal! Israel is a Jewish State! Israel passes its long embattled “Nation-State” law, declaring that this is definitely, but definitely, a Jewish state. It probably won’t mean much in practice, but it is one helluva symbolic statement. Question is, though,...

Duration:01:11:12

The “Don’t Know Much About History” Edition

7/12/2018
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Don Futterman, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear this week's extra segment. Pole Position The Prime Ministers of Israel and Poland issue a joint declaration about WWII, asserting that Poles mostly treated Jews benignly. Historians of the Holocaust express outrage. And, anyway, should Israel’s Prime Minister be signing agreements about what’s true...

Duration:01:09:49

The “Left=Bereft?” Edition

7/5/2018
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Gilad Halpern, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. On this week's extra segment, we invite Gabriel Noah Brahm to join us to discuss academic boycotts of Israel. Avi Gabbay’s Excellent Imposture (With Apologies to Stephen Herek) Labor Party Head Avi Gabbay pays shadowy consultants to post faux-Facebook pages trashing centrist rival Yair Lapid. Is Gabbay...

Duration:01:13:16

The “Put Away for Take Away?” Edition

6/28/2018
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Outgoing International Director of Haaretz Charlotte Halle, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear this week's extra segment. Put Away for Take Away? First Lady Sara Netanyahu is indicted for charging taxpayers $100,000 for fancy take-out (while also charging the taxpayers for a full-time chef). Should the wife of a Prime Minister really stand trial for...

Duration:01:09:58

WhyWhyWhy! “Talkin' 'bout a Revolution!”

6/26/2018
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This episode of WhyWhyWhy! features stories on the theme of “Talkin' 'bout a Revolution” as told by Judah Ari Gross, Margot Saffer, Don Futterman, Adam Nice, Varda Spiegel, Avinof Frumer, Marcia Freedman, and Naomi Henoch. The next live event will be held on July 23rd (details) and will feature the theme, “Sweat.” Pitch us stories about your sweaty situations! Or just come to have a beer and listen. Either way, you have nothing to lose but your chains! Well, also your sobriety, as the...

Duration:00:50:03

The “Benjamin Netanyahu’s New World Order” Edition

6/21/2018
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Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag, Noah Efron, and Don Futterman discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Listen to the extra segment. Benjamin Netanyahu’s New World Order According to reports, PM Netanyahu used the threat of Iran’s nuclearization to build, strengthen and solidify relations with the Emirates and Saudi Arabia, sometimes behind the back of the American. Should we...

Duration:01:06:23

The “Terror with a Tail!” Edition

6/14/2018
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Outgoing International Director of Haaretz Charlotte Halle, Noah Efron, and Don Futterman discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the extra segment on Patreon. Terror with a Tail! The flaming kites lofted by Palestinians into Israel have caused tens of millions in damage and left wasted millions of square meters of fields, forests and settlements. But is it right to call them “terror...

Duration:01:08:19

The “Drawing Lines” Edition

6/7/2018
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Noah Efron, Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag, and Ha’aretz columnist Bradley Burston discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Listen to this week's extra segment. Cabel News A Labor Party stalwart breaks ranks and says that some of the settlements should be annexed to Israel, as a first step to an eventual peace. His colleagues on the left call him nuts, but is he maybe nutty...

Duration:01:10:57

The “The Sheep Goes Baaah, the Cow Goes Moooo, the Trident Missile Goes Whoosh-Boom!” Edition

5/31/2018
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Noah Efron, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Don Futterman discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Junior Partners in the Jewish People? Israelis tell pollsters that the opinions of American Jews about what happens here matter, but not too much. What does this say about relations between the two biggest Jewish communities on earth? Toying with Anti-Semitism A Dutch parody of Israel’s Eurovision...

Duration:01:10:24

The “Republikud & Labocrats?” Edition

5/24/2018
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Noah Efron, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Don Futterman discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Click here to listen to the extra segment. Republikud & Labocrats? Should Israel’s election system be rejiggered to do away with all the pesky, small parties? Most Israeli say yes. The Great Sort, Sort Of Are Israelis sorting ourselves according to our political beliefs (like Americans and Brits seem...

Duration:01:11:31

Why why why! “Chutzpah”

5/22/2018
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This episode of Why why why! features stories on the theme of “Chutzpah”as told by Gwen Dreilinger, Mel Lidman, Alon Tal, Chavi Karkowsky, Judy Maltz, and Ibrihim Ahadi. Next month's event will be held on June 4th (details) and will feature stories on the theme, “Talkin' About a Revolution!” Pitch us stories about revolutions you've seen, fomented or undergone: personal, political, cultural, sexual, military, musical, sartorial, whatever! Or just come to have a beer and listen. Either...

Duration:00:56:44

The “I'm Not Your Toy (But Nix the Joy)!” Edition

5/17/2018
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Noah Efron, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Don Futterman discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Click here to listen to the extra segment. Sixty-One Dead With a good deal of angst of our own, we ask the questions we often ask in the face of this sort of horrid perplexity: What ought we think? What ought we do? Tel Aviv is to Jerusalem as Freedom is to Decency? Jerusalem bans a right-wing billboard...

Duration:01:09:59

The “Age of Uncertainty” Edition

5/10/2018
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Noah Efron, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Don Futterman discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Click here to listen to the extra segment. The Age of Uncertainty What thoughts, fears, hopes, worries and other reactions does Trump’s decision (and the escalation in the North) raise in us, people who are watching with worry as they open and prepare bomb-shelters up north, who very much hope never to...

Duration:01:08:13

The “Israel First!” Edition

5/3/2018
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Noah Efron, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Don Futterman discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear this week's extra segment. Not THAT Jewish Agency Is the most important unseen force in Israeli politics the great divide between those who think that Israelis have it in our power to bring peace, and those fatalists who think, in the end, it just ain’t up to us? Israel First! Three leading...

Duration:01:08:08

The “What About Natalie?” Edition

4/26/2018
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Noah Efron, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Don Futterman discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Pfeffer’s Netanyahu, Netanyahu’s Israel Sparks fly when Haaretz correspondent Anshel Pfeffer joins us to discuss his new book, “Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu”. Ben Gurion and the Matrix Should Israel’s old Labor elite be lionized nostalgically or instead consigned to the dustbin...

Duration:01:14:53

The “Seventy Short Reasons” Edition

4/18/2018
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Noah Efron, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Don Futterman discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Conscript Kids Does our wont to see all IDF soldiers as our kids, the safety of each and every one of whom is irreducibly and axiomatically important to us, prevent us from thinking morally, or even strategically, about the army? Self-Portrait A Ukrainian immigrant portrays the trauma of her absorption...

Duration:01:07:57

The “Guns, Jews and Steel” Edition

4/12/2018
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Noah Efron, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Don Futterman discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. The extra segment for Patrons is available here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/will-he-speak-18137370 Gaza Is Gaza’s “Great March of Return” a non-violent protest, or a dangerous attempt to breach Israel’s border? Are IDF sharpshooters defending Israel’s sovereignty or wounding and killing unarmed...

Duration:01:09:13

Why, Why, Why! “Crossing the Red Sea”

4/5/2018
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Our debut episode of Why, Why, Why! features stories on the theme of “Crossing the Red Sea” told by Abe Silver, Jodi Davidovitch, Yaser Abu Areesha, Nancy Cahners, and Guy Sharett. About “Why, Why, Why!” An evening (and a podcast) of people sharing a true story for an audience while sipping a beer and pondering life in the holy land. Why “Why, Why, Why!”? There is a great gulf between the way people discuss Israel, and the way we live our lives here. Lots of talk about Israel happens...

Duration:00:31:46

The “Still Leaving Egypt, After All These Years” Edition

3/29/2018
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Noah Efron, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Don Futterman discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Looking for this week's extra segment? It's available on www.patreon.com/promisedpodcast The Curious Case of the Constancy of Bibi Boosters and Believers How and why do so very many people (if polls are to be believed) still love Netanyahu with a force that seems to be growing with each revelation of...

Duration:01:07:58

The “Who Surveils the Surveillors?” Edition

3/22/2018
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Noah Efron, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Don Futterman discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Looking for this week's extra segment? It's available on www.patreon.com/promisedpodcast Surveilling Belligerents Israel’s got a machine-learning AI system for identifying lone terrorists before they act. Should this bit of real-scifi-Minority Report-ism make it easier for us to sleep at night, or cause us...

Duration:01:06:35