Sally Abed, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon


—Fortress of Democracy?—

Does anyone really think it would be a good idea for Israel’s Supreme Court to fire Benjamin Netanyahu?

—Jenin, Again—

Two weeks ago, thirteen people died in an IDF operation in Jenin that, today, is all but forgotten.

—And No Religion, Too!—

A major documentary seeks to understand the soul of secular Israelis.

—Our Summer Eats, Drinks, and Favorite Places that Help Ease the Heat—

For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: What do we drink, what do we eat, and where do we go to mark the advent of “high summer”?

All that and Elisha Shelem, demonstrations everywhere, and the music of cellist Ayala Ziv!