The Promised Podcast: Picturing a Jewish State

PART 3: Allison, Don and Noah ask what made David Rubinger’s famous photograph of paratroopers at the newly captured Wailing Wall “iconic”? Have we lost the social unity needed to all be moved by a single image?

David Rubinger's famous photo of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem during the 1967 war.
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Allison, Don and Noah ask what made David Rubinger’s famous photograph of paratroopers at the newly captured Wailing Wall “iconic”? Could there be such iconic photos today, or have we lost the social unity needed to all be moved by a single image?

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The Promised Podcast is an inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a radio show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO guy who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture and society. The show is hosted by Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman, and Noah Efron.