Listen to Episode 14 of Slate’s The Gist:
Today on The Gist, a look at why peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians have broken down. Mike speaks with Ofir Akunis, a member of the Israeli Knesset, a deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, and right-hand man to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Then, Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt from Slate’s podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting perform the ultimate children’s playground sign. For the Spiel, Mike has an honest discussion about Mark Cuban’s admission of his own bigotry.
TODAY IN SLATE
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Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
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Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.