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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 "Unscrewed" Edition

11/16/2017
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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. Help support the show. Learn how on Patreon. Unscrewed Why do members of Israel's secular and Mizrahi right not seem to feel the sense of grievance often attributed to them, and why do relatively well-off liberal-left voters feel they are subject to discrimination? Expatriotism What...

Duration: 01:06:06


The “On the Road to Perdition with Waze” Edition

11/9/2017
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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. Help support the show. Learn how on Patreon. Body Politic Five Islamic Jihad militants were killed when the tunnel they burrowed to attack an Israeli kibbutz was destroyed. Should Israel immediately return the bodies, or use them as a "bargaining chip" to barter the return of...

Duration: 01:06:22


The “Is it Time to Retire the ‘Z Word’?” Edition

11/2/2017
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Noah Efron, Tel Aviv Review host Gilad Halpern, and Ha’aretz International Director Charlotte Hallé discuss the centennial of the Balfour Declaration which was controversial then and remains so today, the assertion of some leaders of Meretz that the party is no longer Zionist, and a Supreme Court ruling allowing stores to stay open on the Sabbath. Help support the show. Learn how on Patreon. Balfour’s Declaration, Jewish Celebration, and Palestinian Vexation: An Evaluation It is the...

Duration: 01:04:20


The “A Presidential Address of Existential Distress” Edition

10/26/2017
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Noah Efron, Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag, and Tel Aviv Review host Gilad Halpern discuss discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Help support the show. Learn how on Patreon. Ruvi Rivlin’s Presidential Address of Existential Distress President Reuven Rivlin made a chilling start-of-the-winter-legislative-session speech to Knesset, in which he warned that Israeli democracy...

Duration: 01:06:29


The "UNESCO = United Nations, Eat Sh*t & Choke On It?" Edition

10/19/2017
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Noah Efron, Don Futterman, and Ha’aretz reporter Dina Kraft discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Help support the show. Learn how on Patreon. A Separate Peace The two battling Palestinian ruling parties – Hamas and Fatah – reconcile. What does it augur for Palestinians, Israelis, and other living things? UNESCO = United Nations, Eat Sh*t & Choke On It? Trump pulls the US out of UNESCO....

Duration: 01:02:31


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

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