Ace reporter Linda Gradstein, Allison Kaplan Sommer 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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—On Foreign Shores?—

Israeli ministers and MKs are drowned when they try to speak overseas, by Israeli protestors. Is that cool?

—The Past is Never Dead. It’s Not Even Past—

Three-quarters of a century ago, sixteen Jewish soldiers were killed when their boat was destroyed by Jewish soldiers in a Jewish State that was 37 days old. Why does this story still matter so much to so many, 75 years later?

—How Bad Is Inflation, Actually?—

For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: Inflation can topple governments. But do we even notice it, really?

All that and 50 years since The Voice of Peace first broadcast “from somewhere in the Mediterranean”, a renowned actress jumping off a Tel Aviv bridge to save a life and the official LGBTQ anthems of years gone by!