The 'Give Peace a Deadline' Edition / The Promised Podcast

We discuss the Palestinian proposal that puts a deadline on peace, Eli Yishai's new party, and an irking campaign promoting Shabbat observance.

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The United Nations Security Council meets at the UN on July 22, 2014 in New York City.

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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.

Give peace a deadline
The recent Palestinian proposal to the UN Security Council mandates peace negotiations that must, within a year, produce an agreement ending the occupation and establishing a state in Palestine. A deadline on peace? Where will it lead?

Ha’am (is seriously) Itanu?
Eli Yishai, the natty ex-Shas leader has just started his own competing party, Ha’am Itanu (The Nation is with Us). This makes us wonder, can Eli Yishai remake Mizrahi politics in Israel?

Shabbat Sha-shut-up
Why did a campaign promoting Shabbat observance have everyone grousing and grumbling? We ask, what’s all the fuss about?

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