Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday.
US correspondent Jacob Magid and Diaspora Affairs correspondent Canaan Lidor join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s episode.
In light of the current terror wave, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a public address on Monday night during primetime news. Magid explains what was significant.
Israeli high school trips to Poland were put on hold last year after a series of acrimonious statements between the two governments. On Monday, a draft agreement to resolve the stand-off was published by Haaretz. What are the draft’s contents and why are they so controversial?
Former Adass Israel School principal Malka Leifer was convicted for sex abuse last week, but for one of her accusers, the victory was bittersweet. Magid reports on a moving conversation with Nicole Meyer.
Lidor shares impressions from covering a “monotheistic feast” in the Old City on Easter Sunday, when he covered the priestly blessing at the Western Wall, saw the Christian celebrations and preparations for Muslims’ iftar break fast.