Squirmin’ on the Mount / The Promised Podcast

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Israeli border police officers walk past the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City November 5, 2014.Credit: Reuters

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Allison, Noah and, Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor, Miriam Herschlag, discuss three topics of incomparable importance, and end with an anecdote each about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Squirmin’ on the Mount
The question of whether Jews should be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount has reentered public discourse since the shooting of Rabbi Yehuda Glick. With this and other tragic recent events, we ask whether we’re heading for a full-blown religious war.

Henry Kissinger’s “peace later”
In his acceptance speech for the World Jewish Congress’ Theodor Herzl Award, Henry Kissinger remarked that Jews and Palestinians can’t settle their problems while the Middle East is in disarray. Is there something to this rejection of the “peace now” meme?

Coalition crises and stinking maneuvers
We all know the love is gone between Prime Minister Netanyahu and his coalition partners. But should Bibi’s detractors be getting excited about the chance to unseat him? How likely is a Herzog-Lapid coalition? How is it that Bibi is at once so weak and so strong?

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