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.

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 17 days 17 hours 59 minutes


The “Poindexter for President?” Edition

Allison, Don, Eilon and Noah discuss: Whether, with the Middle East in flames around us, Israel ought to adopt a “Castle Strategy” The kerfuffle around whether universities should switch to English Whether Israel’s...


 2014-01-23  1h0m

Dispatches from the war on poverty

Allison, Don, Eilon and Noah discuss: Whether the age of the great military hero turned political leader is gone forever Why Israel’s “War on Poverty” may become a civil war (with special guest, the one and only Emily...


 2014-01-16  1h0m

The curious case of the rabbis who didn’t bark

Allison, Don, Eilon and Noah discuss: Why Israel’s adoption of arguably the most liberal abortion policy in the world has been silently accepted by the rabbis. What PM Netanyahu means when he demands that Palestinian accept Israel as a...


 2014-01-09  1h0m

The “Best Laid Plans of Mice & Men” Edition

Allison, Don, Eilon and Noah discuss: all that’s gone down since then PM Ariel Sharon proposed unilateral withdrawal from Gaza, ten years ago this week the rise of chickenshit show-politics how Israeli workers are watched,...


 2014-01-02  1h0m

The “Trials and Errors” Edition

Allison, Don and Noah discuss: the light sentence given the officer who bashed the face of a peace activist with the butt of his gun the tragic struggle over a three-year old Ethiopian boy between two families who love him whether the consensus that...


 2013-12-26  n/a

The 'Connect the Seas, Being Free & Crap TV' Edition

Eilon, Noah and The Times of Israel’s Miriam Herschlag discuss (1) the proposed Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline, and whether along with water, peace may flow through the pipe; (2) why and how US college kids are challenging Hillel to allow more...


 2013-12-19  1h0m

The “Vision, Fission and Derision” Edition

Eilon, Noah and The Times of Israel’s Miriam Herschlag discuss (1) the sad passing of Nelson Mandela, and Israel’s ambivalent relationship to him, (2) former MK Avraham Burg’s spilling the beans that Israel has nukes, (3) the...


 2013-12-12  1h0m

The “Turn, Turn, Turn” Edition

Allison, Eilon and Noah discuss (1) the new head of the Labor Party – “Buzghi” Herzog – and his plans to give peace a chance, (2) the facebookization of the Knesset, and (3) the (figurative and, sadly, literal) death of the old...


 2013-12-05  1h1m

Thanksgivukah Extravaganza – Where American and Israeli Cultures Meet

To celebrate the confluence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, Allison, Eilon, Don and Noah devote the show to the meetings of American and Israeli cultures. They discuss (1) Why the Conservative Movement is ailing in America, and how it’s doing in...


 2013-11-28  1h0m

Threats, Sh*t & Tats

Allison, Eilon and Noah discuss the Supreme Court’s dressing down of the government, the hot mic in the UN that divulged the world’s worst secret - yes, it's about Israel's being unfairly singled out - and Israelis' inking habits, or the...


 2013-11-21  1h0m