Gimme That Ol’ Time Arrogance / The Promised Podcast

We discuss the reaction of Israel's leaders to the Paris attacks, put the spotlight on Moshe Kahlon, and talk about Jewish Home's view on same-sex marriage.

Netanyahu visits the kosher market where four hostages were killed, in Paris, France, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.
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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.

Gimme that ol’ time arrogance
We discuss the crass response of Israel’s leaders to the Paris terror attacks, a kind of double-pronged ‘I told you so’ – to Europe’s leaders regarding the threat of radical Islam and to diaspora Jews about the lures of the Holy Land in an anti-semitic world.

Spotlight on Moshe Kahlon
We ask: What makes the leader of the new ‘Kulanu’ party tick? He’s tacking to the center, but will that be where he stays after the elections? He promises to break monopolies and make the country safe for the consumer – a kind of ‘Marx of the mall.’

Thinking about thinking about same-sex marriage
Does Naftali Bennett’s religious party suffer from ‘Jewish Home-ophobia’? Why did the party release a video of its candidates giving their opinions on same-sex marriage? None of them supported it, of course, but civil union was mentioned by some.