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Daily Briefing Apr 11: PM passes buck on terror wave; no private militia for Ben Gvir

US correspondent Jacob Magid briefs on aftermath of sex offender Malka Leifer’s trial; Diaspora reporter Canaan Lidor on kerfuffle over Poland deal, monotheism in the Old City

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.

Discussed articles include:

Netanyahu reinstates Gallant, blames last coalition for cross-border attacks, terror

‘Polish propaganda’: Critics assail deal to resume Israeli youth trips to Poland

Malka Leifer accuser takes solace in ‘collective win’ after partial guilty verdict

Wary amid terror fears, thousands of Jews receive priestly blessing at Western Wall

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