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.
Today’s panel comprises editor David Horovitz and environmental reporter Sue Surkes, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
Horovitz provides perspective on the fallout generated by the cabinet chaos that broke out on Tuesday over a vote appointing the justice minister. Has this spurred unlikely forces to team up as the clock winds down on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chance to forge a coalition?
The Jewish-founded, New York-based Human Rights Watch has come out with a 213-page report condemning Israel for “apartheid” policies and stating that Arab Israelis face widespread discrimination. What are some reactions?
Tonight the Jewish world marks Lag B’Omer. Have coronavirus restrictions gone up in smoke? Also, what is the environmental impact of this festival of pyromania?
Surkes discusses two man-made environmental issues facing Israel and the need for “eco-corridors” to protect biodiversity.
And, finally: Whale speech may soon be deciphered, thanks to Project CETI, some robot fish recorders, and a whole lot of intelligence — artificial and human.