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 includes Times of Israel political correspondent Tal Schneider and US correspondent Jacob Magid, with Jessica Steinberg as your host.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett landed early this morning in the US, and Schneider fills us in on what to expect from Bennett and US President Joe Biden, who are meeting in person for the first time.
Magid, already on the ground in Washington, DC, shares some of his expectations for topics and issues under discussion between the two leaders, including tensions regarding Iran, fallout from the US pullout from Afghanistan, and how to proceed with Israel-Palestinian relations.
Finally, Schneider speaks about how former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be watching the US-Israel meeting from Hawaii, where he is on vacation but still tweeting his displeasure about Bennett’s diplomatic progress.