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PART 1: Why did empathy in Israel become a zero-sum affair?

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Bushra Awad and Robi Damelin
Robi Damelin (right) and Bushra Awad, two bereaved mothers, an Israeli and a Palestinian, who are members of the Parents Circle - Families ForumCredit: Dan Peretz

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Pundits, politicians, and plain folks are enraged at those who express sympathy for the parents of slain terrorists; on one side, they claim, are those who love life, and on the other those who glorify death. Why did empathy become a zero-sum affair?

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The Promised Podcast is straight talk about Israeli politics, culture, society, economy, and all the rest, with passion, without propaganda, once a week. There's also some killer music by up-and-coming Israeli musicians thrown in for good measure! The show is hosted by Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman, and Noah Efron.

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