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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h2m. Bisher sind 384 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 17 days 17 hours 59 minutes


episode 20: The “Shots & Tots” Edition

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?



episode 19: The “But For Mel” Edition

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?



episode 18: The “Party Time!” Edition

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...



episode 17: The “Might Less Be More?” Edition

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?



episode 16: The “Age of Miracle and Wonder Women” Edition

Is the collapse of our government a good thing? Why are so many of Israel’s anti-vaxxers leftists? Is Gal Gadot the “New Jewess”?


 2020-12-24  1h17m

episode 15: The “If This Peace is Moroccan, You Better Come Knockin’” Edition

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?


 2020-12-17  1h29m

episode 14: The “New Hopes & Old” Edition

Is Gideon Sa’ar a real challenger to PM Netanyahu? Should someone be allowed to stipulate that their donated kidney go to a Jew? What song should represent Israel at the next Eurovision?


 2020-12-10  1h39m

episode 13: The “Rational Insecurity” Edition

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


 2020-12-03  1h35m

episode 12: The “Subs, Spies & Videotape” Edition

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


 2020-11-26  1h21m

episode 11: The “Vaxx, Facts & Tax” Edition

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...


 2020-11-19  1h23m