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Daily Briefing Aug. 8: As sun sets on Operation Breaking Dawn, some rays of hope

Diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman joins us with war stories from Ukraine; political correspondent Tal Schneider updates us on a busy week of primaries

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.

Political correspondent Tal Schneider joins host Amanda Borschel-Dan, as does diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman, who sends in a report from Ukraine.

Today Israel awoke cautiously optimistic to the news that the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire that went into effect last night at 11:30 was holding. Berman tells us about Egypt’s role as a mediator.

We hear about international reactions to Operation Breaking Dawn, including from the United States, European nations and, significantly, Turkey.

Berman shares what he learned during a phone briefing this morning with senior Israeli officials.

Schneider explains what was remarkable on the political front during the operation and updates us on what we can expect in the political sphere this week.

Berman describes his past week of reporting from the frontlines of Ukraine, including an all-Jewish “Masada” unit.

Discussed articles include:

Liveblog August 8

Gaza truce takes effect, ending days of fighting between Israel and Islamic Jihad

Biden welcomes Gaza ceasefire, says US proud to back life-saving Iron Dome

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