Maccabi Tel Aviv and the End of Zionism

From Maccabi's Euroleague victory to upping the minimum wage to the state of Israeli poetry: Welcome to this week's episode of the Promised Podcast.

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Maccabi Tel Aviv celebrates its victory. May 18, 2014.
Maccabi Tel Aviv celebrates its victory. May 18, 2014.Credit: AFP

Is Tel Aviv winning the European basketball championship proof that Zionism failed? Should the minimum wage be boosted by a third? Why is Israel awash with poetry? Plus, new searing protest music by David Broza!

Allison, Eilon, and Noah discuss:
• Why one MK has complained that “we have become a country of idiots that does not respect the Torah,” in response to the wild celebrations following Maccabi Tel Aviv's victory in the European basketball championship, and why a famous Hebrew University historian asserts that the victory is “the biggest proof that Zionism has failed when it comes to sports;”
• Whether the minimum wage should be boosted by 30%, as advocated by 61 Members of Knesset and by basically no economists;
• The state of poetry in Israel, including soulful readings of translations of our favorite Hebrew poems.

All songs by David Broza, from his latest album East Jerusalem –West Jerusalem.
• East Jerusalem (with Wyclef Jean)
• What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding
• Peace (Ain’t Nothing but a Word)
• Jerusalem

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