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.
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The High Price of Hate
The Rand Corporation study found that the benefit of ending the Israel-Palestine conflict would be $123 billion for Israelis and $50 billion for Palestinians. Wow! With that money, we could buy Whatsapp, Waze, Skype & Instagram! But does knowing how much the conflict costs us bring us any closer to ending it?
Everybody Hates the Jews!
A poll found that 71% of Israelis think that the world has a double standard when it comes to criticizing Israel. Do most Israelis think that the whole world is against us? If so, how does that belief affect our politics?
Segregating the Sexes
A high school principal decides to separate the girls from the boys in advanced math classes, in hope that it’ll boost girls’ achievements. Some applaud this, others argue that in a society where some folks think that some buses should be segregated by sex, we must resist all segregation by sex. Is separating the girls from the boys a good idea?