A new poll finds that Israelis think their civil service sucks, melding inefficiency with corruption and nepotism. In fact, by European standards, Israel’s bureaucracy ain’t so bad. Allison, Don, and Noah discuss what might account for the discrepancy.
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.