The 'War Crimes and Misdemeanors' Edition / The Promised Podcast

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A boy sits in the ruins of his family's house in Shujaiyeh, Gaza, September 24, 2014.Credit: AFP

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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.

Oren unbound or Oren unhinged?

We discuss three essays by MK and former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren, which surprised everyone, outraged many, and left the rest of us wondering how an ex-diplomat can be so, well, undiplomatic.

War crimes & misdemeanors

We discuss the report on last summer’s Gaza war, issued this week by the UN Commission on Human Rights, finding that both sides may have committed war crimes, and their leaders should be tried in the International Criminal Court.

Is this man the future of the Israeli left?

We take a look at Tel Aviv-Jaffa Mayor, Ron Huldai, who just told the press that he may challenge MK and opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog to become the new leader of the Labor party and the Left. Is the ex-fighter pilot and high school principal our best hope?