The 'E Pluribus Screw 'Em' Edition / The Promised Podcast

We discuss the coming together of Israel's center-left parties, Moshe Feiglin's odd amalgam of views, and whether 'privatizing' BDS is a good idea.

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Israeli Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog and Hatnuah party leader Tzipi Livni after announcing their joint 2015 elections list, December 10. 2014. 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.

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#IsraElex: Picking teams
We discuss the the Labor Party’s efforts to bring all the center-left parties, save one, under its wing. Can the Livni-Herzog rotation really work? How long can the center-left stay on the good side of the ultra-Orthodox?

Spotlight on the leaders who impact our world: Moshe Feiglin
Moshe Feiglin, the man challenging Netanyahu for leadership of the Likud, wants to annex the territories but make marijuana freely available to us all – an odd amalgam of views. We ask: What makes Moshe Feiglin tick?

Privatizing BDS
20 leading American scholars, leftist Zionists all, want to sanction individual politicians (like Naftali Bennett) who sustain the occupation. We ask: Are ‘personal sanctions’ a good idea? Do desperate times call for desperate measures?