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.
Was Netanyahu’s deal to give Pfizer data on everyone who got the vaccine illegal? Why did a judge order the confiscation of a 2002 film about the IDF’s 2002 incursion into Jenin? What do the names we give our babies say about our society?
Are “religious-Zionist” political parties no longer viable? What should we make of the pious, thuggish, anarchist and often beautiful kids they call “Hilltop Youth”? Why can't Israelis never ever delete Whatsapp from our phones?
Allison Kaplan Sommer, 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. —Party Time!— Five new center-left parties...
Is it time to pull the plug on Israel’s Labor Party? Should America stop trying for peace between Israelis and Palestinians? Should we worry about a conservative lawyers organization playing the long game to change Israel’s courts?
We discuss: 1) the normalization of relations with Morocco 2) efforts of the Ra’am Party to cooperate with PM Netanyahu 3) what changes does real-time fact-checking of politicians bring and does it strengthen or weaken the press?
We discuss: 1) the vote to disperse the Knesset 2) the assassination of the head of the Iran nuclear weapons program 3) what to make of an archaeologist's claim that King David was little more than the mediocre chieftain of a mediocre tribe
We discuss: 1) Gantz’s decision to investigate corruption in the purchase of German submarines 2) How the spy Jonathan Pollard ought to be welcomed when he moves here 3) Why the IDF is trying so hard to be cool on social media
Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag, 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. —The Vaxx— When Pfizer...