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Daily Briefing August 25 – Bennett and Biden’s first meeting

Political correspondent Tal Schneider and US reporter Jacob Magid discuss expectations for the first face-to-face between the Israeli and American leaders

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.

Discussed articles include:

Bennett lands in US on first state visit as PM, ahead of meeting with Biden

Bennett: Israel won’t annex territory or establish Palestinian state on my watch

Bennett to US congressmen: Preventing a nuclear Iran is America’s interest

Netanyahu on vacation at island owned by Larry Ellison, a witness in graft trial

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