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Daily Briefing Dec. 1 – Did Israel get it all wrong on Iran?

US correspondent Jacob Magid assesses Israel’s efforts to stop Tehran from attaining nuclear capability; reporter Amy Spiro looks at Hanukkah’s burgeoning place in popular culture

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.

US correspondent Jacob Magid and reporter Amy Spiro appear on today’s podcast with host Raoul Wootliff.

On today’s show, we assess Israel’s efforts to prevent Iran from reaching nuclear capability and the allegations that politicians’ inability to adopt a nuanced approach led to a “colossal” policy failure.

We discuss yesterday’s United Nations Security Council meeting on Israel/Palestine and the US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s unexpected comments there.

After the World Squash Federation announced that the World Men’s Team Squash Championship scheduled for next week in Kuala Lumpur was canceled after Malaysian authorities refused to allow entry to Israeli athletes, we look at the ongoing efforts to boycott Israel in the world of sports.

And we’ll hear about Hanukkah in popular culture and its emerging role in festive flicks and romance novels.

Discussed articles include:

He led IDF intel gathering on Iran, was ignored and fears Israel is now paying price

US envoy to Security Council: Settlement building has ‘reached a critical juncture’

Squash world championship in Malaysia canceled over refusal to allow in Israelis

Love, laughter, latkes: Hanukkah rom-coms are having a moment

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