The 'Crucial, Last-chance, Decisive Watershed' Edition / The Promised Podcast

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Elections in Tel Aviv, January 22, 2013. Credit: Tomer Appelbaum

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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.

Israel’s ‘crucial, last-chance, decisive watershed’
We discuss the weird notion, asserted by politicians, pundits, and intellectuals, that these elections are “the most important” in Israel’s history and will determine our fate forever. Could this rhetoric be setting us up for a huge disappointment?

Spotlight on Naftali Bennett
What makes the Jewish Home leader tick? We discuss the power of his ‘No More Apologies’ message, which is at the heart of his election campaign. Is this also at the heart of his appeal to so many voters?

The Promised Podcast’s Person, Place or Thing of the Year
Allison, Don, and Noah each present candidates for ‘Israeli person, place or thing of the year’ for each of two categories: (1) Politics/Diplomacy, and (2) Culture & Society. Then they try to pick an overall winner.

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