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Daily Briefing Aug. 10: Fierce politics from Noam party; cool off at new theme park

Political reporter Jeremy Sharon on a radical Religious Zionist faction and plans to curb violence against women; real estate writer Danielle Nagler on election housing issues

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.

Political correspondent Jeremy Sharon and real estate writer Danielle Nagler join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Sharon discusses the small, radical Noam political party ahead of elections, and the fierce ideologies of this party in the Religious Zionist community.

Nagler looks at ongoing housing issues, rental prices and how efforts to stem rising prices will possibly play out in upcoming election campaign.

Sharon speaks about the perceived root causes of violence against women, according to MK Aida Touma-Sliman, chairwoman of Knesset Committee on the Status of Women and Social Equality, and plans to curb it.

Nagler offers some lighter fare on Magic Kass, a $145 million indoor amusement park attracting about 4,000 people a day this summer.

Discussed articles include:

MK Touma-Sliman: Lock up men who threaten violence against women

Israeli housing prices continue to break records, up 15.9% over last year

They’ve cracked it: Israeli wonderland Magic Kass draws thousands per day

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