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 panel comprises environment reporter Sue Surkes and senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
This week the United Nations, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its first scientific assessment since 2013. Surkes delves into the key takeaways, including how much is irrevocable and is this really unprecedented.
We hear what tiny Israel can do to combat the climate crisis, including a five-step program, as well as what the IDF needs to do. Finally, Surkes offers a few suggestions for how we, the little people, can do our part.
Next, we hear highlights of Rettig Gur’s new deep dive essay, this time into the contentious housing dispute in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem.