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 editor David Horovitz and health reporter Natahn Jeffay, alongside host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
Diaspora Minister Nachman Shai vowed in his first days of office that he would strengthen Diaspora-Israel relations. Horovitz met with him last week and reports on steps taken, those on the horizon, and those that are not planned at all.
Israel is facing an increasing surge of serious COVID cases. Could another lockdown be on the horizon? At the same time, there is increased scrutiny over which politicians are — or are not — participating in the Knesset’s COVID cabinet.
Jeffay expounds on two new studies — one regarding a precision medication for COVID and the other dispelling myths regarding fertility and the COVID vaccine.