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Daily Briefing April 27: Israelis unmasked and the Strauss salmonella scare

Health and science writer Nathan Jeffay discusses no-mask mandate, salmonella in Strauss products as environmental reporter Sue Surkes looks at a Chevron case and wetlands proposal

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.

Health and science writer Nathan Jeffay and environmental reporter Sue Surkes join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Jeffay examines the lifting of the indoor mask mandate in Israel and what that means for Israelis in different walks of life and locations.

He also updates the current salmonella contamination scare with numerous Strauss and Elite brand chocolate bars and ice cream products removed from supermarket shelves.

Surkes discusses the case of Jewish American lawyer Steven Donziger who was freed Monday after 993 days of detention, including 45 days in prison, for his fight against the oil giant Chevron over a massive oil spill in the Ecuadorian rainforest.

She also delves into an upcoming carbon credits story regarding a collaboration between the Society for Protection of Nature in Israel and a company of sustainability entrepreneurs, who want to ensure habitats for waterfowl and other aquatic creatures.

Discussed articles include:

Israel’s indoor mask mandate ends after two years

Strauss confirms salmonella traces found in foods as products pulled off shelves

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