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Daily Briefing August 14: Gantz adds another general to Blue and White. Big whoop?

Editor David Horovitz ponders Israel’s political log jam; diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman brings us tales from Ukraine’s frontlines, plus Rushdie and the nuke deal, and pasta

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 diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman join host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

Israel again experienced a terrorist shooting last night, this time near Jerusalem’s Western Wall. Horovitz brings updates.

This morning, we hear that former IDF top general Gadi Eisenkot and former religious affairs minister Matan Kahana are joining ranks with Blue and White head Benny Gantz. Does this boost Gantz’s chances?

Berman is back in Israel following several weeks in Ukraine. He tells us about a Holocaust survivor who is again displaced by war and previews other upcoming pieces.

International media was flooded with headlines over the weekend about the stabbing of author Salman Rushdie as he prepared to give a lecture in upstate New York on Friday. Berman explains it’s not the first attack surrounding the controversial author. Do we expect the stabbing to affect the Iran nuclear talks in any way?

And Horovitz tells us about a “pasta Nazi” who is working out of Tel Aviv’s Florentin neighborhood.

Discussed articles include:

‘Screams of terror’: 7 hurt, including 2 seriously, in shooting near Western Wall

Suspected terrorist in Jerusalem shooting turns himself in to police

Ex-IDF chief Eisenkot, former Yamina minister Kahana join Gantz-led ‘National Camp’

Paltry bump for Lapid after Gaza op shows Israelis’ ‘electoral identity’ is baked in

Rushdie off ventilator and talking, a day after being stabbed, agent says

Why decades later, Salman Rushdie’s ‘The Satanic Verses’ remains so controversial

Israel says Rushdie stabbing ‘an attack on our values,’ evidence of Iran’s brutality

No fettuccine for you: Tel Aviv’s ‘Pasta Nazi’ goes viral

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