Girls Just Wanna Have Guns! / The Promised Podcast

We discuss making Israeli boycotters liable; new findings that Israeli women are more hawkish than men; and whether Judaism will survive Israel.

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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.

The wages of boycott
We discuss the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold a law that will make Israelis who advocate boycotts against Israeli businesses or institutions liable for any damages that result. Have the courts just criminalized free speech?

Girls just wanna have guns!
We analyze new findings that Israeli women are more hawkish than Israeli men. For instance, they are less favorably inclined to a Palestinian State, and more favorably inclined to spending more on the army. But they’re also more likely to support social programs.

Will Judaism survive Israel?
We discuss Tomer Persico’s much-discussed Haaretz essay, in which he claims that the growing dichotomy between Judaism and democracy in Israel is “one disaster that Judaism will not survive.” Yikes. Does he have a point?

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