The 'Blatt, Blatter & Blattest' Edition / The Promised Podcast

We discuss the Palestinian move to suspend Israel from FIFA; the IDF soldier charged with eating a ham sandwich; and the Israeli attitude to David Blatt.

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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.

FIFA = “Frankly, Israel Foments Apartheid”?
We discuss the brouhaha over a Palestinian proposal to expel Israel from the international football association, FIFA, and the suggestion of some leftists that Israel deserves to be expelled. Do they have a point or are they just spoiled sports?

IDF = “Impeding Democracy Fulsomely”?
We discuss two recent trials of IDF soldiers, one charged with mouthing off against the occupation on German TV, and the other charged with – wait for it – eating a ham sandwich. Is the army enforcing the ideological agenda of the new government?

BFF = “(You) Better F*cking Fail”?
We discuss an intriguing essay by Ari Shavit, pointing out that when Cleveland Cavaliers coach, American-Israeli David Blatt, coached in Israel, we couldn’t have been meaner to the guy. Are we Israelis unable to appreciate each other’s achievements?