Poking Obama in the Eye? / The Promised Podcast

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011.Credit: AFP

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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.

Poking Obama in the eye?
We discuss PM Netanyahu’s decision to address the U.S. Congress two weeks before Israeli elections, which has left President Obama livid, congressional democrats in despair, Israel’s U.S. Ambassador discredited, and domestic political opponents outraged.

To V or not to V?
We discuss the probity of V15, a foreign-funded, get-out-the-vote NGO dedicated to removing PM Netanyahu from office, which has kicked up an election-time storm.

Left behind
We discuss Meretz and its leader Zahava Gal-On, as part of our continuing series of discussions about the parties and individuals at the heart of these elections. Is Meretz spending its advertising shekels wisely?