The 'Portmania' Edition / The Promised Podcast

We discuss how we should punish stone-throwers, whether do-gooders have turned capitalism into a dirty word, and Natalie Portman's directorial debut.

Ran Mendelson

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Allison, Don, and Noah discuss three topics of incomparable importance, and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.


Sticks and stones
We discuss the raft of government proposals to increase the penalties for stone-throwing in the wake of the tragic death of Alexander Levlovich. How ought we to treat kids in kaffiyehs pelting with potentially deadly projectiles in the name of political protest?

Won’t anyone think of the capitalists?
We discuss an essay in Haaretz magazine entitled “Capitalism in Israel is Under the Brutal Attack of Social Activists” – oh my, won’t anyone think of the rich people!? But is there a point here? Have do-gooders turned capitalism into a dirty word?

Portmania (A Tale of Love and Sadness)
We discuss the new movie written and directed by, and starring, FOPP (Friend of the Promised Podcast) Natalie Portman, “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” based on the astonishing book by Amos Oz.