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 guests are health and science correspondent Nathan Jeffay and environment correspondent Sue Surkes, with Raoul Wootliff as host.
Summer holidays are over and school is set to start tomorrow. On today’s show, we discuss the new health regulations allowing the school year to begin and how they are set to work.
Israel’s death toll from the virus passed 7,000 yesterday. We look at the current rate of infection and ask how the vaccine booster is having an impact.
Turning to the environment, we assess a government report released yesterday that claims Israel has much higher methane emissions than the world average. Why is it so high and what can be done?
And finally, we’ll look at how the new agricultural reform that’s part of the state budget is set to impact both Israeli farmers and consumers.