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.
Today’s panel comprises US correspondent Jacob Magid and breaking news editor Emanuel Fabian, along with host Raoul Wootliff.
On today’s show, we look at the Biden administration’s appointment of Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt to serve as US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.
We check in with preparations on the part of both the US and Israeli administrations for Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s planned trip to Washington. What is Israel doing to bolster its relationship with the US ahead of the visit?
We’ve seen a couple of incidents involving IDF troops in the West Bank over the past day. We assess the various claims being made about them from both sides.
And finally, we look at how McDonald’s avoided a bust-up with Israel even as it followed much the same policy that caused huge controversy for Ben & Jerry’s.