The '2 States, 1 Homeland?' Edition / The Promised Podcast

This week, the Promised Podcast gang discuss a 'two state, one homeland' solution, the seemingly everlasting housing crisis, and the sensitivity of our Minister of Culture/Sport.

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Palestinian activists damage the Israeli security barrier to mark the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the Berlin Wall, in Bir Nabala, November 8, 2014.Credit: AP

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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.

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2 States, 1 Homeland?

There's another peace initiative proposing two states – Palestine and Israel – with no borders to separate. Palestinians will settle in ancestral homes in, say, Haifa. But, they live in Palestine but vote and pay taxes in Israel. Can such a scheme work in practice?

Israel’s Other Crisis

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon unveiled new proposals to solve Israel’s housing crisis. The proposals include a variety of measures all aimed at jimmying the free real estate markets.

Uncultured Wars

Minister of Culture and Sport, Miri Regev isn't a hometown favorite right now. She threatened to pull government funding from just about anything that offends her sensibilities. Furious artist types organize against what they call "anti-democratic censorship."