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 news editor Amy Spiro join host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
The roads around Gaza have been closed since the arrest of Bassem Saadi, who leads Islamic Jihad in the West Bank, in fear of a retaliatory attack. Fabian updates us on the arrest and the days since.
The threat of Hezbollah in regards to ongoing negotiations on a maritime border with Lebanon was on the table in yesterday’s cabinet meeting. What’s going on there?
Six months ago the Israeli newspaper Calcalist published broad allegations about Israel Police using NSO spyware to hack into the phones of dozens of private citizens. Spiro shares the findings of Monday’s 100-page investigation.
New allegations of female soldiers and prison officers being sexually harassed and assaulted in Israeli prisons by Palestinian terror inmates has led to an altercation between Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Public Security Minister Omer Barlev. On what grounds?
A contestant on “HaAh HaGadol,” Israel’s “Big Brother,” recently said “Heil Hitler” and gave a Nazi salute. Spiro wonders whether it’s OK, but only for Jews, to joke about this.
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