This American Life is hosted by Ira Glass and produced at WBEZ in Chicago. TAL airs every Saturday at 11PM. Click for a description of this week's show.
Chicago, IL – Give It to Them.
Polls show that most Israelis are confused about what to think about the current situation. "Give It To Them" (above) is a bumper sticker slogan fromTel Aviv that captures the contradictory feelings. In Hebrew it has the same sad double meaning as in English -- Nachzir L'Hem V'Shalom Al Yisrael -- meaning, roughly, "Give it to them and there'll be peace in Israel." That is, "Give back the territories and there will be peace in Israel" and also "Sock it to them and there will be peace in Israel." This week, stories of what life is like these days in Israel and the West Bank ... with Palestinians stuck indoors for weeks under curfew ... and many Israelis trying to ignore the conflict, though that, of course, isn't easy. Adam Davidson and Nancy Updike report with Ira Glass.