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Daily Briefing April 20: Why doesn’t Israel better explain Temple Mount clashes?

Military correspondent Emanuel Fabian discusses tensions in the Temple Mount and Gaza, as senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur looks at why Israel avoids offering explanations

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.

Military correspondent Emanuel Fabian and senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Fabian looks at the latest events in Gaza and the Temple Mount, where tensions remain high.

Rettig Gur discusses why Israel doesn’t provide stronger justification for its behavior on the Temple Mount, offering a historical context about Israel and its lack of hasbara (Hebrew for public diplomacy) regarding internal events.

Discussed articles include:

Police reject plan by right-wing activists for march Wed. around Jerusalem Old City

Hamas says ‘finger on the trigger’ ahead of planned right-wing Jerusalem march

IDF says it struck Hamas weapons depot in Gaza in response to 1st rocket in 4 months

Gantz threatens Gaza if rockets continue, vows Temple Mount status quo protected

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