LISTEN: Seth Rogen’s post-Zionist Pickle Meets Bibi’s Protest Pandemic

Stirring up further fears of rift between Israel and Diaspora, actor says a Jewish state 'makes no sense' - despite 'pervasive and prevalent' antisemitism. LISTEN FREE

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Protesters block a main road during a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, early Sunday, Aug 2, 2020.
Protesters block a main road during a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, early Sunday, Aug 2, 2020.Credit: Oded Balilty / AP
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Host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz’s Allison Kaplan Sommer to discuss Seth Rogen’s assertion that he was lied to about Israel, a country which, he says, “makes no sense” to him.

We ask: How representative is the Canadian-American actor and comedian of Jews of his generation? Has anything changed since the internet made exactly the information Rogen feels was kept from him instantaneously available to curious adolescents? And how does Rogen differ from Peter Beinart, who recently reflected on his disillusionment with Zionism?

LISTEN: Seth Rogen’s post-Zionist pickle meets Bibi’s protest pandemic

We also discuss the ever-spreading protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which are now taking place nightly not only across Israel, but overseas as well. Is this the most female protest movement in Israel’s history, will our moms protect us from overzealous cops and why are more and more Israelis standing on overpasses on Saturday evenings?

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‘Wall of Moms’ Emerges at anti-Netanyahu Protests in Jerusalem / Allison Kaplan Sommer

How Israel’s Far Right Went on the Attack Against anti-Bibi Protesters / Allison Kaplan Sommer

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