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 “BDS? There’s an App for That Now!” Edition
3 days ago
Don, Noah, and roving freelance journalist Naomi Zeveloff discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. A Tale of Two ‘One Percents’ A study found that Israel has two ‘one-percents,’ an economic elite and a political elite, each screwing us in their own way. Movin’ Pictures The radical, political ‘Cinematheque’ in Tel Aviv seems to be going mainstream, abandoning provocation for entertainment. But is that what an avant garde art emporium is for? BDS? There’s an App for hat Now! A new government funding app is meant to encourage young people to undo BDS: it’s Facebook meets Tinder meets Pokemon Go meets Spy vs. Spy meets Hasbara. What are we to make of a thing like that? Music: Avigail Koevary, in honor of her turning thirty, and in honor of the show in honor of her turning thirty this week at Levontin 7. Polin Mesha’amem li Hibbuk, with Amir ve-Ben Biryon