Much a-Jew About Nothing / The Promised Podcast

Allison, Don, and Noah discuss the 'Jewish State' bill; a potential 'Likud' for the Left; and the sad case of a judge who dodged 'the second assault.'

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Netanyahu in Jerusalem, November 5, 2014.
Netanyahu in Jerusalem, November 5, 2014.Credit: Olivier Fitoussi

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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.

Much a-Jew about nothing
Although apparently about nothing, the ‘Jewish State’ bill could still become a tsunami that, if nothing else, wrecks the coalition. Could the law help reaffirm the principle of national self-determination, or could it turn Israel into a discriminatory ethnocracy?

Dodging ‘the second assault’
Miriam Shler, the director of the TA Sexual Assault Crisis Center, joins the Promised Podcast team to discuss the disturbing case of the judge who refused to press charges against her rapist, avoiding what feminists have for years called ‘the second assault.’

A ‘Likud’ for the Left?
Is it really possible for the entire center-left to join together into a single ‘super-party,’ as the center-right did in 1973 with the formation of ‘Likud’ (meaning ‘unification’)? We discuss the potential costs and benefits of the left hanging together.

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