The Promised Podcast: Art. What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing!

PART 3: Is it time to give up on political art in Israel?

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Anat Betzer. “Youths,” 2010. Art is always political. Credit: Oded Löbl

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In a recent interview, David Tartakover, who has for decades been the unofficial graphic designer of the Israeli Left, seemed pretty bummed out about the lack of impact his art has had on Israeli society. Allison, Don, and Noah ask: Should we give up on political art?

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The Promised Podcast is an inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a radio show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO guy who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture and society. The show is hosted by Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman, and Noah Efron.