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. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 17 days 17 hours 59 minutes


Trading Places, Taking Bribes & Playing with Knives

Allison, Don and Noah discuss (1) whether Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s proposal to exchange blocs of population is sincere or mere smartassery, (2) How do we solve a problem like corruption? (With apologies to Rogers and Hammerstein),...


 2014-04-03  1h1m

Power & Money

Show Summary – Allison, Don, Eilon and Noah discuss (1) whether there is (as journalist Yossi Klein Halevi recently wrote) a slowly surfacing, stealthful, steadily swelling, and subtly subversive moderate Center in Israeli politics, (2) why so...


 2014-03-27  1h0m

Strange Bedfellows

Don, Eilon and Noah discuss (1) Whether, now that the head of the ultraorthodox Shas party has endorsed Labor Party leader Yitzhak Herzog for Prime Minister, the time has come for the Labor Party to pal up to the haredim, (2) Why Evangelical support...


 2014-03-20  1h0m

Peace, Love & Understanding

Former Ambassador Michael Oren’s “Plan B” for unilateral withdrawal – what could go wrong?!?Why MK Adi Kol is being crucified on Facebook for declaring undying love for her party chief, Yair LapidWhy “Good Deeds...


 2014-03-13  1h2m

They can’t handle the truth!

Allison, Eilon and Noah (Or, Travoltafied, Alexis Keezy, Erin Stonz and Niall Edbrards) discuss: Outsourcing our political activism to entrepreneurs and captains of Industry, who claim that they anyway know best what’s best for the...


 2014-03-06  1h0m

Screw You, Screw Them and Screw Us!

Allison, Don and Noah discuss: Whether PM Netanyahu ought to leave his opponents in the Likud behind and start a new party, à la Arik Sharon; A Knesset committee’s vote to force Haredim into the army (well, maybe); and Whether keeping...


 2014-02-27  1h0m

Press, Profs & Passports

Should academics and intellectuals play a more significant roll in Israeli politics? And the ambivalent comforts of holding two passports. All this and more with Allison, Don, and Noah - including Israeli tribute songs to the Beatles.


 2014-02-20  1h0m

Ayatollah Strangelove

Allison, Don, Eilon and Noah discuss: Settlers who say they’ll stay put, even if Israel withdraws and they find themselves in Palestine; Whether “medical tourism” is a way to stave off the collapse of Israel's medical system;...


 2014-02-13  1h0m

Big, big love

Allison, Don, Eilon and Noah discuss: whether polygamy is rampant and unimpeded among the Bedouin of the Negev; the recent finding that the half-life of ethnic neighborhoods in Israel is shorter than almost anywhere else on earth; and the...


 2014-02-06  1h0m

Protocols of the Elders of Whom?

Allison, Don, Eilon and Noah discuss: Rights, civil and human — as Shulamit Aloni’s death leaves us to wonder about the fate of the discourse of “rights” that she did so much to advance Whether there is really no...


 2014-01-30  1h1m