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.
Twenty two years ago, a week after Israel celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, a 26 year-old former drag-queen and trans woman won the world’s biggest song contest, The Eurovision. She also forever changed the way we Israelis see ourselves.
What happens now that trust in our leaders has eroded and each night brings new scenes of police water-cannoning protestors? What's the legacy of the “withdrawal to end all withdrawals” that took place 15 years ago?
As demonstrations grow, what should Netanyahu do about Israel’s economic crisis? What’s wrong with judging judges? And is it okay for a kibbutz to bar folks from visiting the banks of a river that winds through its grounds?
How did Israel go from one of the best to one of the worst at keeping COVID at bay? How does the new spy thriller TV series “Tehran” portray Iran and Persian culture? What can we learn from Peter Beinart’s new essays?