The Promised Podcast

Politics

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.

Location:

Israel

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@tlv1radio

Language:

English


Episodes

The “Demonstrating Faith” Edition

2/2/2023
Allison Kaplan Sommer and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —When Cannons Roar— There were 32 attacks on Israeli Jews – some deadly – in January. How does the violence affect the protests over Netanyahu’s reforms that have roiled the country? —Keeping the Faith— Is religious-left and oxymoron? —Caught Diddling the...

Duration:01:21:26

The “All You Protest Kids” Edition

1/26/2023
Allison Kaplan Sommer and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —A Tale of Four Cities— Fifteen times as many people are turning out for anti-government demonstrations in Tel Aviv as are coming to demonstrations in Jerusalem. But are the small demonstrations in the capital more important than the big demonstrations on the...

Duration:01:32:52

The “When Life Gives You Demons…” Edition

1/19/2023
Miriam Herschlag and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —Estoppel Anagrams to “Lost Peeps”— The Supreme Court bars Shas head Aryeh Deri from being a minister, and half the country thinks justice has been done and half the country thinks the results of Novembers democratic elections have been undone. —WWYS, or What Would Yossi...

Duration:01:30:50

The “What Is Up? What Is Down?” Edition

1/12/2023
Noah Efron and prodigal son Ohad Zeltzer-Zubida discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —Courting Disaster?— The “Judicial Reform” has so many people so very worried. Is it needed reform or coup d’état? —Our Bialik— People still call Hayim Nahman Bialik Israel’s “National Poet.” What could that possibly mean in 2023, on the 150 anniversary of...

Duration:01:23:42

The “The Falcon & the Falconer” Edition

1/5/2023
Linda Gradstein and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —This Time Feels Different— When historians look back, will they say the elections of 2022 were when Israel changed forever (and not necessarily for the better)? —You’re Not the Judge of Me!— If two people fighting who owes who what, and they both want to be tried by a...

Duration:01:09:27

The “Getting the Book of Books on the Books” Edition

12/29/2022
Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —The Paper It’s Written On?— What good are the new “coalition agreements” Benjamin Netanyahu just signed, if the guy is already saying he ain’t gonna honor at least some of them? Netanyahu promised, he just did not promise to keep his promise. —Getting...

Duration:01:28:37

The “Through Sally’s Eyes” Edition

12/22/2022
Ever since the elections produced what the elections produced, including a new Minister in charge of the police who used to have hanging on his wall, as a tribute, a picture of a man who murdered 29 Palestinian worshippers in the Tomb of the Patriarch, we’ve been wondering what our Sally Abed makes of all this. This week, finally, we had a chance to ask. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —Same Old, Same Old?— What’s Sally think? —Yet Another New Left?— Has the...

Duration:01:19:48

The “Separation Contemplation” Edition

12/15/2022
Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —The Other Two-State Solution?— More and more progressive Israeli Jews dream of separation from the more religious, more right wing Jews. What’s up with that? —J Street 2.0— J Street unveiled a new vision at its recent conference. Is this J Street...

Duration:01:29:04

The “Salt & Pfeffer” Edition

12/8/2022
Noah Efron and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs impresario Miriam Herschlag discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —Rock of Our Salvation?— Why do so many people think that giving the head of a homophobic party control over school enrichment programs might be the worst thing Benjamin Netanyahu has ever done? —The Jewish War— Israel’s new...

Duration:01:16:49

The “Can’t Spell ‘Minister Ben Gvir’ Without ‘Bite Me’” Edition

12/1/2022
Noah Efron and journalist-extraordinaire Linda Gradstein discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —Can’t Spell “Minister Ben Gvir” Without “Bite Me”— Minister Ben Gvir?!? —This Time, It’s Personal— Anything wrong with tidying up a ‘Basic Law’ so Aryeh Deri can become a minister just four years after admitting to tax evasion? —Good Wine Can’t...

Duration:01:04:26

“The Man in the Room Where It Happened” Edition

11/24/2022
Noah Efron and Professor, Environmental Activist and outgoing Member of Knesset Alon Tal discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —Is a Dream a Lie?— Did Israel’s outgoing government prove that right-center-left-Arab-Jewish politics is possible? Or did it prove that it’s impossible? —White Knight?— Should Benny Gantz break his promise, join...

Duration:01:15:23

The “Slippery Slopes” Edition

11/17/2022
Don Futterman, Noah Efron and journalist-extraordinaire Linda Gradstein discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —Yes, Virginia, There is an Override Clause— All the parties in Netanyahu’s presumptive coalition agree to pass a law letting the Knesset to overrule the Supreme Court’s striking down laws passed by the Knesset. What happens...

Duration:01:31:00

The “The Fault Lies Not in Our Star, but in Merav Michaeli?!?” Edition

11/10/2022
Miriam Herschlag, Don Futterman and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon Earth’s Promise שבועת האדמה Donation: https://bit.ly/Earthsgive Website: https://www.earthspromise.org.il/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/earthspromise —Murder on the Election Express— Who’s to blame for the loss of the center left? —Not That...

Duration:01:28:03

The “As the Dust Settles” Edition

11/3/2022
As the very last votes are still being counted, Miriam, Don and Noah try to make sense of the election results that will bring Benjamin Netanyahu back to the Prime Minister’s office, and what they say about the heart and soul of the country, and what they do to our own hearts and souls. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —As the Dust Settles— What just happened? —The ״Battle for Israel״— For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special,...

Duration:01:38:36

The “Casting Ballots” Edition

10/27/2022
Sally Abed, Don Futterman and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —It Just Doesn’t Matter?— Why do some people wake up on election morning with the feeling that it just doesn’t matter who they vote for, or if they vote at all? —So Goes the Nation!— We got no secrets. Here’s how we’re voting. —״Blood: A Strong Occupation for...

Duration:01:18:58

The “The Stakes” Edition

10/20/2022
Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —The Stakes— Just what happens if Benjamin Netanyahu is elected Prime Minister? —A Line in the Sea— Israel negotiates an historic treaty with Lebanon, but Prime Minister Yair Lapid doesn’t bring it to the Knesset to ratify, on the grounds that, if he...

Duration:01:20:21

The “Ad Hominem, Ad Absurdum, Ad Victorium & Ad Nauseum” Edition

10/13/2022
Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman 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 the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —Ad Hominem, Ad Absurdum, Ad Victorium & Ad Nauseum— We watched hundreds of election ads, so you don’t have to. What do they tell us about that the parties are trying to tell voters? —Thesis – Antithesis – Screw You!— Maybe nothing makes people as...

Duration:01:28:39

The “Grammy Hall Knew the Score” Edition

10/6/2022
Allison Kaplan Sommer and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —Yair in Dag Hammarskjöld Square— A month before elections, caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid tells the UN he supports the creation of a Palestinian state. How come? —We Are All Grammy Hall— Global thought leaders think Israel is the 2nd most religious country on...

Duration:01:06:37

The “Memories and Blessings” Edition

9/29/2022
In this very special, carbon-neutral episode, we look back on people who lately left us, leaving a huge mark on our lives and world. In Memoriam Clips All songs by jazz genius, Yakir Arbib! Songs

Duration:01:51:53

The “Blessings and Curses” Edition

9/22/2022
Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. —Cutting to the Core— Benjamin Netanyahu promises ultra-Orthodox politicians, in exchange for their support, to fully-fund Haredi schools no matter what they do and do not teach. Is that unhinged and irresponsible? —A Woman’s Place— It’s the patriarchy, Stupid! —Curses & Blessings— Reflections on the year...

Duration:01:25:44