The “Pipe Dreams?” Edition


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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Noah Efron and Wunderkind critic Ohad Zeltzer-Zubida discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

--Hang Together or Hang Separately?--

Must all the parties on Israel’s left merge before the next election?

--A Different Solidarity--

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s decides to republish a memoir that made him cry, by an Iraqi-Israeli author about being forced out of Iraq and coming to Israel. This fragile, odd act raises the question: Is there another sort of politics that might lead to peace that we haven’t let ourselves see.

--Pipe Dreams--

Environmental activists say the government is a bunch of lying liars who lie to serve rich corporate overlords. Isn’t this just Trumpism, by another name?

--Why Aren't Israeli Leaders Talking About America's Anti-Semitism Crisis?--

For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we discuss, after Allison wrote about it profoundly in Haaretz, why Israeli leaders aren't talking about America's anti-semitism crisis?

All this and Mizrahi, Kabbalistic world music of Yakir Hillel, on the banjo!


Yakir Hillel

  • Eder shel Shevarim (עדר של שוורים), featuring Sivan Talmor
  • Leil Ellul (ליל אלול)
  • Kach lo nir’et ahavah (כך לא נראית אהבה)
  • Ha-Mezah she-Ra’ah ha-kol (המזח שראה הכל)

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