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Daily Briefing August 4 – It’s too darn hot. What Israel is doing to change that

Environment reporter Sue Surkes explains why we’re sweating and how it’ll only get worse, while Palestinian affairs reporter Aaron Boxerman updates us on hot-spot Sheikh Jarrah

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 Palestinian affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

Israel is currently suffering under an ongoing heatwave and it appears things are only going to get worse. Surkes explains why — and what the Israeli government is doing to combat this trend. Hint: Not enough.

We go to Boxerman and a neighborhood in East Jerusalem that has seen innumerable flare-ups over the past several years. Could a newly proposed compromise that would keep the Palestinians in their homes but still give the Jewish organization “ownership” be the key to putting out the fires?

This week the Israeli government issued another 15,000 work permits for Palestinians to enter the State of Israel. At the same time, while COVID is spreading in Israel, there is poor tracking in the Palestinian Authority. Should this worry Israelis? And what is the significance of these new work permits?

Finally, we discuss Redefine Meat, a new plant-based meat substitute that is blowing Surkes away.

Discussed articles include:

Relentlessly hotter: Sizzling heat increasingly the norm in Israel, data shows

Israel swelters as heatwave peaks, with temperatures set to hit 43°C in south

Environment Ministry to get extra NIS 625 million to fight climate change

Supreme Court floats compromise in Sheikh Jarrah eviction cases

Ministers okay granting 15,000 more work permits to Palestinians

At sizzling event, Israel’s Redefine Meat launches its 3-D cow alternative

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