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