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Daily Briefing Aug. 7 – Operation Breaking Dawn: How we got here and why it’s unique

On Tisha B’Av, editor David Horovitz and military correspondent Emanuel Fabian break down the steps that led up to the current IDF mission and what may happen next

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.

Editor David Horovitz and military correspondent Emanuel Fabian join host Amanda Borschel-Dan today, Tisha B’Av.

We have entered the third day of Operation Breaking Dawn. It is a fast-changing story and listeners are advised to please update themselves at The Times of Israel website, where our liveblog is actively reporting on events as they happen.

Horovitz begins the episode by reminding listeners of the steps that brought the IDF to launch the current operation and gives an overview of what has happened since.

Fabian explains the operation’s stated goals and speaks to any potential threats to Ben Gurion Airport so far.

Horovitz discusses the closing of the political ranks in support of the operation and the Sunday morning visit to the Temple Mount by far-right MK Itamar Ben Gvir.

Discussed articles include:

Liveblog August 7

As Islamic Jihad sparks Gaza-Israel conflict, all eyes are on Hamas

Israel strikes and kills another top Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza

Israel says Gaza terrorists’ failed rocket launch kills several Palestinian children

580 rockets fired from Gaza since Friday; Iron Dome at 97% success rate

Explainer: What is driving the current Israel-Gaza violence

Netanyahu attends 1st security briefing with Lapid, gives ‘full backing’ to Gaza op

Over 1,000 Jews visit Temple Mount for Tisha B’Av, as tensions boil

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