The Promised Podcast: Press, Under Stress and Duress

PART 1: Israel’s government almost toppled because of a dispute over public broadcasting? Really? Really? Is the issue freedom of the press itself, as Netanyahu’s critics claim?

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon (left) with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting on February 1, 2016.
Amit Shaabi

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Allison, Noah and Tel Aviv Review co-host Gilad Halpern discuss how Israel’s government almost toppled because of a dispute over public broadcasting? Really? Really? Is the issue freedom of the press itself, as Netanyahu’s critics claim?

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The Promised Podcast is straight talk about Israeli politics, culture, society, economy, and all the rest, with passion, without propaganda, once a week. There's also some killer music by up-and-coming Israeli musicians thrown in for good measure! The show is hosted by Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman, and Noah Efron.