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 “Israel is Burning” Edition
4 days ago
Allison, Don and Noah discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Israel is Burning We discuss the befuddled responses of politicians and our own to the 630 fires that blazed throughout Israel last week, some of which may have been set by arsonists wishing Israel harm. Our Identity Crisis We ponder the most talked about post-mortem of the American election, which attributes the fall of the Democrats to “identity liberalism”; in Israel, the right seems to be employing identity politics and it ain’t working out so badly for them. You, You, You Oughta Know: Awkward Adventures in Post-Modern Culture We fret about Shefita, a popular Arab chanteuse and diva, who is a character created by a Jewish singer named Rotem Shefy; Is this homage? Cultural appropriation? 21st century blackface? Interdenominational drag? And is it okay or icky? All songs by Shefita & Rotem Shefy: Pink, performed by Shefita Lithium, performed by Shefita You Oughta Know, performed by Shefita Adif She-Lo, by Rotem Shefy