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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Noah Efron and award-winning roving freelance journalist Naomi Zeveloff discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.
Just days before we vote, the last thing most Israelis want to hear about are the elections? Why?
--Tibi in TLV--
Tens of thousands of Jewish Israelis tell pollsters that they’ll vote, for the first time, for the mostly Arab-Israeli Joint List. Why?
Ultra-Orthodox politicians say secular and modern-Orthodox folks should vote for them, because they’re the only ones really fighting for what everyone wants: good health care, good transportation, an end to poverty, and such. Can ultra-Orthodox politicians break through to the mainstream?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, Naomi Zeveloff tells us more about her poignant, remarkable trip (reported on NPR) to the neighboring Palestinian and Jewish west bank villages of Atara and Ateret, and what they tell us about the Trump peace plan, and about our inter-tangled lives here in the Holy Land.
All this and the brilliant retro-soul of Uzi Navon & Acquaintances!