'The Peace Movement Stirs?' Edition / The Promised Podcast

Covered on this week's episode: Israel's controversial gas deal; signs of life in Israel's peace movement; and whether the country's 'hipperati' are too hip for Hebrew.

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Photo by Moti Milrod.
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Don, Noah, and special guest Ilene Prusher discuss three topics of incomparable importance, and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.


We discuss the deal that gives the rights to the country’s natural gas windfall to American and Israeli corporate consortia, leading many to argue that Prime Minister Netanyahu, like Esau in the Bible, just sold off our birthright for a mess of pottage.

The peace movement stirs?

As we mark the one year anniversary of last summer’s tragic Gaza war, hundreds of women launch a symbolic hunger strike, and other peace initiatives compete for public attention. Is Israel’s peace movement showing signs of life?

Too hip for Hebrew?

As more of Israel’s best young musicians opt to forsake Hebrew in favor of the more commercial English, we ask whether Hebrew culture is endangered among the country’s hipperati.