The 'How Far Is J Street From My Street?' Edition / The Promised Podcast

We discuss J Street's upbeat campaign in support of the Iran deal; the potential new face of Israel's opposition; and the grim calculus of hostage negotiations.

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

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How far is J Street from my street?

We discuss J Street’s upbeat campaign in support of the Iran deal, which leaves no room for the worry and ambivalence that most Israelis feel. Is a chasm spreading between the Israeli left and the American Pro-Israeli left?

The new face of Israel’s opposition?

MK and Yesh Atid party head Yair Lapid is attempting to parlay PM Netanyahu’s failure to prevent the Iran deal into his own political asset. Is this the beginning of a campaign that will lead him to the Prime Minister’s residence?

The wages of compassion

Security experts have found that six Israelis have been killed by men released as part of the deal that brought Gilad Shalit back to his family three years ago. Should this grim calculus affect future Israeli hostage negotiations?