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Daily Briefing Aug. 20: Another deadly terror attack in Huwara and new COVID

Military reporter Emanuel Fabian on why IDF reservists who quit were suspended; health reporter Renee Ghert-Zand on lung cancer treatments, how men and women stress differently

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 health reporter Renee Ghert-Zand join host Anne Gordon on today’s episode.

Saturday saw an Israeli father and son gunned down in a fatal terror shooting at a carwash in the hotspot town of Huwara in the northern West Bank. What differentiated this terror attack from others? Moreover, given the predictable grassroots outrage at this attack, what led the IDF to shoot an individual?

After reservists in Israel’s Navy and Air Force quit as part of their protest against the government’s reforms, the IDF suspended them. But they had already quit, so what did the military accomplish?

A brand-new COVID variant that is dramatically different from previous variants has been detected in Israel and elsewhere. What do we know? And what are the implications of this variant for the new COVID vaccine on the horizon?

Two new treatments should help lung cancer patients — those suffering from recurrence and those who develop hypoglycemia due to the disease. And new research drills down to the biology of how men and women react to stress differently.

Discussed articles include:

Israeli father and son gunned down and killed in terror shooting at Huwara carwash

IDF soldiers shoot masked settler allegedly hurling stones at Palestinians

Air Force suspends several senior reservists as overhaul protests roil military

New ‘very different’ COVID-19 variant detected in Israel, Denmark and US

Israeli study may open door to preventing relapse of certain types of lung cancer

Doctors use breast cancer drug to treat life-threatening hypoglycemia in lung cancer patient

Study shows how brain cells of males and females respond differently to stress

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