Fear and Loathing at the UN / The Promised Podcast

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delivers a speech at Cooper Union, September 22, 2014, in New York.Credit: AP

Allison, Don and Noah discuss three topics of incomparable importance, and end with an anecdote each about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

A tale of two speeches: Fear and loathing at the UN 

In the last few days, PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu have given speeches to the United Nations General Assembly. Which speech was more depressing, and should we even care about what was said?

How Supreme a Court?

Over the past two weeks, the Israeli Supreme Court has angered many with its rulings on ‘admission committees’ and the Holot detention facility for illegal immigrants. Does the Supreme Court overreach or should judicial activism be encouraged?

The cry of the silenced

We discuss journalist Mairav Zonszein’s New York Times op-ed, ‘How Israel Silences Dissent': Have dissenters in Israel really been silenced in any meaningful way? Or have they just failed to work out what they should be saying and how they should be saying it?

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