The Promised Podcast
About This Show
A view from the inside about how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a weekly show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO guy who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in the country’s politics, culture and society.
Most Recent Episode
The “Two States, One State, Whatever” Edition
7 days ago
Allison, Noah and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Two States, One State, Whatever We discuss Prime Minister Netanyahu’s meetings in Washington with U.S. President Donald Trump, and what the hell they mean for Israelis, Palestinians, American Jews and other living things. Bitcoins, the Holocaust & Psoriasis: Israel’s New Lobbyists We mull over the the 64% increase in the number of lobbyists in the Knesset in just the last year, and their impact on Israeli democracy. Ultra-Ortholopolis The City of Tomorrow, Today! A long-term policy of building new Ultra-Orthodox cities to solve the Haredi housing crisis has reversed; from now on, its neighborhoods in cities already on the map. We ask, is this good news? Music by Ron and the Red Beans, in honor of their show on Saturday at The Container in Jaffa: C’est Si Bon Mardi Gras Mambo Me, Myself and I I Want to Be Like You