The Promised Podcast: The Triumphs of Benjamin Netanyahu

PART 1: Could the Israeli Left be wrong about Bibi?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attending his weekly cabinet meeting, at his office in Jerusalem, September 27, 2016.
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A recent essay asserted that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s foreign policy has been much more successful than most Israelis realize, and that Bibi has guided Israel with a sure hand in tumultuous times. Allison, Don and Noah ask: Could the Israeli Left be wrong about Bibi?

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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.