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Daily Briefing April 7 – Anatomy of a breakup: What made Silman leave the coalition

Zman Yisrael editor Biranit Goren finds answers in the days before coalition whip Idit Silman’s dramatic resignation; health reporter Nathan Jeffay offers optimistic headlines

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.

Zman Yisrael editor Biranit Goren and health reporter Nathan Jeffay join host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

Yesterday Israel experienced a political earthquake when coalition whip Idit Silman announced her resignation, stripping the coalition of its Knesset majority. Goren fills us in on some warning signs of the split in the days leading to her decision.

The Passover Seder is only a week away. What’s happening in Israel with the coronavirus pandemic?

American and Israeli scientists have captured and documented images from the Hubble space telescope showing the most distant star ever seen. Hear what role an Israeli scientist played.

Israeli scientists have discovered a genetic mutation they say appears to afford protection against the degenerative disease ALS. Now they have high hopes they can use the discovery to help patients afflicted with the illness. What’s happening here?

A Tel Aviv University team has developed a cancer drug that has been shown to boost the effectiveness of both chemotherapy and immunotherapy in mice. What does this mean for the cancer-fighting arsenal?

Discussed articles include:

Bennett tells Yamina members Silman ‘broke’ under pressure, Israel needs stability

The wave that never was: Did Israelis’ ‘common sense’ help stop a new COVID spike?

US, Israeli scientists document oldest star ever seen, 13 billion light-years away

Identifying ALS-fighting mutation, Israeli researchers hope for path to treatment

Israeli 2-in-1 cancer drug shows promise in boosting chemo and immunotherapy

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