The ‘Pall of the Poll’ Edition / The Promised Podcast

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Netanyahu in the Prime Minister's Office, December 2, 2014Credit: Emil Salman

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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.

The pall of the poll
Israel’s last elections were in January 2013, and now, it seems, the smoke-filled rooms have spoken: We’ll be heading to the polls again very soon. Why do we need elections? Won’t they be all about style over substance? Think about the 2 billion shekel price tag!

Equality enshrined?
This week, Secretary General of the Labor Party Hilik Bar submitted a bill that would enshrine the language of equality in Israel’s Declaration of Independence as a Basic Law. Is this a sufficient political response to the controversial ‘Nation State’ bill?

This is how women wage peace
The Women Wage Peace group held its official inaugural event last week, a remarkable train-caravan of 700 women to the embattled southern town of Sderot. How could such a movement impact Israeli politics? Can women do it better?