The ‘Where Are the Women?’ Edition / The Promised Podcast

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Labor MKs Merav Michaeli, Shelly Yacimovich and Stav Shaffir celebrate Labor Party primary results, January 14, 2015.Credit: Ofer Vaknin

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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.

Of Labor glossed
We discuss the Labor Party primaries, which produced a list of candidates that is youngish, Ashkenazi-ish, female-ish, and socially-aware-ish. But has the party made a mistake by combining two agendas: Distributive justice and territorial compromise?

Women in Israel: The seen and the unseen
We discuss whether or not an ultra-Orthodox paper photoshopping Angela Merkel out of a picture of the heads-of-state at the Paris solidarity march says something important about the status of women in Israel.

Which side are you on?
We discuss a new Foreign Ministry propaganda video that says, basically, “Give us a break, you know that Israel is the good guy and Islam is the enemy.” Does it highlight a basic truth that often gets lost in the debate, or is it self-serving claptrap?

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