The 'Hell Is Other People' Edition / The Promised Podcast

We discuss an Israeli bookstore's decision to cancel its Charlie Hebdo event; the merger of Israel's Arab parties on a joint list; and negative campaigning.

Mark Yisrael Salem

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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.

Pour encourager les autres
We discuss the decision of the Israeli Steimatzky bookstore chain to cancel a “Charlie Hebdo” event, in which they had planned to sell a shipment of the post-massacre issue. Should offensive cartoons be in our face?

The merger of Israel’s Arab parties: An historic unification?
We discuss what the historic unification of three Arab parties and one joint Arab-Jewish party augers for Israeli politics. Can the Balad-Ra’am-Ta’al-Hadash list, which incorporates such opposing ideologies, succeed?

Israeli elections 2015: Hell is other people
We ask what it says about the state of Israeli politics today that this election is shaping up to be about which bastard not to vote for.