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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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@tlv1radio

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English


Episodes

The “A Girl, and I Shoot Well!” Edition

10/11/2017
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Noah Efron, Don Futterman, and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Looking to support the show? Learn how on Patreon. “A Girl, and I Shoot Well!” There is a remarkable new documentary web series following three young women living in far flung parts of the occupied territories who have little in common, save that they are all passionate,...

Duration: 01:06:31


The “A Pall to Arms” Edition

10/4/2017
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Noah Efron, Don Futterman, and roving reporter extraordinaire Naomi Zeveloff discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Looking to support the show? Learn how on Patreon. Martial Mercy for Military Manslaughter? IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot decided to reduce by 4 months the sentence of Elor Azaria, the soldier who shot dead a 21-year-old Palestinian who had minutes earlier stabbed and wounded an...

Duration: 01:01:57


The “For the Sins We Have Sinned” Edition

9/28/2017
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Noah Efron, Don Futterman, and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Looking to support the show? Learn how on Patreon. Poll: Netanyahu is the Best PM and also a Liar who Must Resign! The first public opinion poll of the new year serves us up a mess of conflicting opinions, suggesting that the right has grown much weaker and at the same time is...

Duration: 01:02:59


The “Serving God and Country” Edition

9/20/2017
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Noah Efron, Don Futterman, and roving Middle East reporter extraordinaire Naomi Zeveloff discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Looking to support the show? Learn how on Patreon. Serving God and Country The Supreme Court has rejected the government’s present policy of (effectively) allowing mass exemptions from army service to Haredi, or ultra-Orthodox, kids as unconstitutional and...

Duration: 01:07:36


The “Keeping Up With the Netanyahus” Edition

9/14/2017
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Noah Efron, Don Futterman, and Director of Ha’aretz Charlotte Hallé discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Looking to support the show? Learn how on Patreon. Keeping Up With the Netanyahus (or, Reality Bites) The first family is full of reality-TV foibles as lady Sara Netanyahu faces indictment for stealing government monies and first son Yair Netanyahu posts on Facebook an ickily anti-Semitic...

Duration: 01:02:25


The “From Sex Industry to Ex-Industry?” Edition

9/7/2017
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Noah Efron, Don Futterman, and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs editor Miriam Herschlag discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Looking to support the show? Learn how on Patreon. Nabi Saleh, 1:15 a.m. Al Jazeera published a video of IDF soldiers searching a West Bank Palestinian home. What, if anything, can we learn from it about the nature of the occupation and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? Paper...

Duration: 01:04:39


The “Dezionizing the Skies?” Edition

8/31/2017
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Noah Efron, Don Futterman, and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs editor Miriam Herschlag discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Looking to support the show? Learn how on Patreon. A Protest Stressed, Compressed, and Messed, all at the Supreme Court’s Behest There’s a brouhaha over whether, when and where protestors can demonstrate against the putative corruption of PM Netanyahu. Grading Israel’s...

Duration: 01:10:12


The “Lanyard, Color War and Rocket Propelled Grenades: The Things I Learned at Camp” Edition

8/24/2017
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Noah, The Tel Aviv Review’s Dahlia Scheindlin, and roving freelance journalist Naomi Zeveloff discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Looking to support the show? Learn how on Patreon. Making War Prime Minister Netanyahu attempts to reduce the number of government ministers who must approve a declaration of war, which some see as Strangelovean megalomania. Lanyard, Color War and Rocket Propelled...

Duration: 01:05:03


The “Charlottesville and Jerusalem” Edition

8/17/2017
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Noah, host of TLV1’s The Tel Aviv Review Gilad Halpern, and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs editor Miriam Herschlag discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Looking to support the show? Learn how on Patreon. How Much is Too Much Corruption? There are corruption charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: how seriously should we take them? Summer of Godlessness Over the summer, parents’ groups...

Duration: 01:08:44


The “Women of Influence” Edition

8/10/2017
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Allison, Noah, and host of TLV1’s The Tel Aviv Review Gilad Halpern discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Looking to support the show? Learn how on Patreon. Yair in the Middle Prime Minister candidate Yair Lapid argues that centrism is the new black with a middle-of-the-road, moderation-in-all-things centrist manifesto. Psychiatric Chic Two weird-ass initiatives aim to de-stigmatize mental...

Duration: 01:02:50


The “Netanyahu’s Trump Card” Edition

8/3/2017
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You're looking for The Promised Podcast Patreon page, aren't you? Allison, Noah, and host of TLV1’s The Tel Aviv Review Gilad Halpern discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Netanyahu’s Trump Card Benjamin Netanyahu has borrowed the war against “Fake News.” Are Israelis buying the idea of a media conspiracy against the Prime Minister and all that is sacred and pure? Water Bottles Everywhere, and...

Duration: 01:04:15


The “Sacred Sites and Plights” Edition

7/27/2017
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Don, Noah, and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs editor Miriam Hershlag discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Sacred Sites, Fights, and Plights Frightful tensions are mounting over the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif: are we teetering at the edge of religious war? Moving Up? New research finds that the path for the poor into the upper-middle class is twisty and perverse. The Queer Thing about Israel’s...

Duration: 01:03:23


The “BDS? There’s an App for That Now!” Edition

7/20/2017
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Don, Noah, and roving freelance journalist Naomi Zeveloff discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. A Tale of Two ‘One Percents’ A study found that Israel has two ‘one-percents,’ an economic elite and a political elite, each screwing us in their own way. Movin’ Pictures The radical, political ‘Cinematheque’ in Tel Aviv seems to be going mainstream, abandoning provocation for entertainment. But is...

Duration: 01:03:08


The “Jews with Javelins!” Edition

7/13/2017
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Allison, Don, and Noah discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. From Board Room to Barricades: The Unlikely New Leader of Israel’s Left Avi Gabbay emerged from obscurity to head the Labor Party and, perforce, the Israeli Left in a shocking upset. What the hell just happened? Praying to No God What does the surprising rise of “secular prayer” among Israeli Jews say about the state of our...

Duration: 01:02:45


The “Breaking and Fixing Politics” Edition

7/6/2017
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Allison, Don, and Noah discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. New Labor? Round one of the Labor Party leadership elections left the old elites thoroughly thrashed. What does the future hold for the Left now? The Broken Man who Broke Israeli Politics It was a sad spectacle to see a diminished Ehud Olmert, the first Prime Minister convicted of a felony, being released from jail. Is he partly...

Duration: 01:03:38


The “Pile of Stones” Edition

6/29/2017
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Noah, Don, and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. We Got the Power Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas demanded that Israel reduce the electricity it transfers to Gaza by almost half, leaving hospitals there unsure if can keep their ventilators going. Israel acquiesced. The move may weaken Hamas, but can such a thing possibly be...

Duration: 01:11:29


The “Leave it to the Experts?” Edition

6/22/2017
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Noah, Don and Allison discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Primum non nocere? Medical experiments were performed on Yemeni Jewish babies and kids in the early 1950s. What does this awful news tell us about ourselves and what should we do about it now? Uppity Americans? American Jewish activists are organizing and taking direct political action in Israel, but some Israeli Leftists think that...

Duration: 01:02:43


The "Will Politics be on the Midterm?" Edition

6/15/2017
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Noah, Don and Allison (joined by uber-researcher to the stars, Amit Ashkenazi) discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Is the Man Israel Needs a Moroccan, Ultra-Orthodox Woman? The only female candidate to head the Labor Party is Dina Dayan, an ultra-Orthodox woman from the nether reaches of the Negev Desert. In a socko election ad, she attacked the party she aims to lead as racist and...

Duration: 01:06:22


The "Waiting for Gadot" Edition

6/8/2017
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Noah, Don and Allison discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Climate Change and the Jewish Question: We’ll Always Have Paris? We discuss whether climate change is a danger to Israel’s very existence, and whether America’s withdrawal from the Paris Accord is a blow to Israel’s security. Anthologizing the Occupation? We mull over the new “Breaking the Silence” anthology of essays about the...

Duration: 01:00:19


The "That War" Edition

6/1/2017
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Noah, Don and Allison discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. That War We discuss how we ought to regard the momentous Six Day War, the fiftieth anniversary of which we mark this week. MK = Meager Kapabilities? We mull over a survey raising questions about how effective Members of Knesset are. University Diversity Perversity? We ask whether universities ought to provide sex-segregated courses...

Duration: 01:09:42

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