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 10: The “Sons of Strongmen” Edition

Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag, Wunderkind 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.

—What Was That?—

Trump will soon be the 45th ex-President of the United States. Did his turbulent four years in office change Israel in ways that will last?

—New Left?—

Aging lions of the old Left say the only way the Left will survive is if it leaves Zionism out of party politics. Do they have a point?

—The Yair Netanyahu Show—

The Twitter-pugilist son of the prime minister, Yair Netanyahu, starts a podcast interviewing right-wing populist leaders and pretenders around the world, trying to create an international coalition of My-Country-First nationalists. We listened and survived to tell the tale!

All that and songs from poems by Natan Zach, the great poet who died this week, and about whom we are tumultuously ambivalent.


 2020-11-12  1h28m