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 "Champagne, Cubans & Bringing Bibi Down" Edition
5 days ago
Allison, Don & Noah discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Cubans, Champaign and Bringing Bibi Down We ask whether or not we should take to the streets to demand the resignation of PM Netanyahu, as evidence of influence peddling accumulates. Should We Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Lieberman? We mull over the strange fact that the strongest advocate of the Two-State Solution in the governing coalition is former hard-line Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman; but does he mean what we mean when he says “Two State Solution”? It is Good to Drink for our Country! We discuss a recent exposure of low-level debauchery in Israeli youth movements, and why generally wholesome youth groups are, in fact, thriving here. All songs by Meir Banai (with sadness in our hearts, on his much too-soon passing): U’veneihem Ahava Ketzarah Be-Shem Ha-Ahavah Lecha Eli