Ace reporter Linda Gradstein and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

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—Million Person Protest—

More than 200,000 gather in Jerusalem to demonstrate their support of Netanyahu’s judicial reforms. What do we learn from this?

—Declaration Contemplation—

People want to make Israel’s Declaration of Independence into a basic law and the foundation of a constitution. But is that really a good idea?

—Independence Day’s International Bible Contest—

For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: What does it say about Israel that the beating heart of its Independence Day celebrations is an international Bible contest for teens?

All that and the International Bible Contest and the music of Yaara Top!