The Promised Podcast

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.


episode 5: “The People Doth Protest Too Much!” Edition

Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag, wunderkind critic Ohad Zeltzer-Zubida and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

—The People Doth Protest Too Much!—

In confining demonstrations to 1,000 meters from each protestor’s home, did the government just do permanent damage to Israeli democracy?

—Distant, Yes, But Is It Learning?—

A study shows distance-learning is a complete failure for Israel’s kids. Now what?

—Poets & Politicians—

Can poetry change politics?

—Oh Gila, Gila Gamliel…—

For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we consider whether Minister of Environmental Protection Gila Gamliel ought to be fired, after she got Covid after breaking the rules and going to shul on Yom Kippur hundreds of kilometers from her home, and then tried to cover it up.

All that and songs from the brand new EP by Jazz and Sabbo!


 2020-10-08  1h32m