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Daily Briefing April 14: Where is Defense Minister Gantz in the coalition crisis?

US correspondent Jacob Magid discusses political paralysis and Palestinians in Abraham Accords as Tech Israel editor Ricky Ben-David looks at first quarter tech exits and robotaxis

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 Tech Israel editor Ricky Ben-David join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Magid looks at Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s efforts to keep his coalition together, and how Defense Minister Benny Gantz fits into that puzzle.

Ben-David discusses Israeli technology companies raising $5.6 billion in the first quarter of 2022, and which sectors are engaged in that process.

Magid speaks about US President Joe Biden’s efforts to bring the Palestinians into the Abraham Accords and in the new working groups discussed at the recent Negev Summit.

Ben-David offers an update on Mobileye’s robotaxis, which took to the Jerusalem streets recently and will be heading to Tel Aviv soon.

Discussed articles include:

As coalition scrambles for stability, sources warn divisions with testy Gantz remain

Israeli tech companies raise $5.6 billion in first quarter of 2022

US aims to fold Palestinians into expanded cooperation between Israel, Arab states

Mobileye gives sneak peek into ‘robotaxi’ ride ahead of Israel, Germany launch

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