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Daily Briefing Dec. 11: Why do Moroccan soccer fans wave the Palestinian flag?

Diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman on Iranian Jews and the new Peru government; Palestinian affairs correspondent Jack Mukand on PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s media blitz

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.

Diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman and Palestinian affairs correspondent Jack Mukand join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in The Times of Israel’s Jerusalem offices.

Mukand digs into Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s media blitz, which saw him give interviews on Wednesday and a speech on Friday. Why the sudden spotlight?

Three members of Iran’s small Jewish community have been arrested as part of the crackdown on the ongoing anti-regime protests. The community has previously condemned the protests. What else do we know so far?

Peru has its first female president, Dina Boluarte. Do we know anything yet about how the surprise new government may view Israel?

Berman speaks about the Jewish Ukrainian soldier who was killed last month fighting Russian forces. Who was Vladislav Shain?

Mukand watched the Morocco-Portugal quarterfinal last night in East Jerusalem. He explains why Moroccan soccer supporters fly the Palestinian flag.

Discussed articles include:

PA chief urges world to shun an Israeli government not committed to two states

PA’s Abbas says he opposes armed resistance, for now

3 members of Iran’s Jewish community arrested amid protests; 1 released

Jewish Ukrainian soldier killed fighting Russian forces

‘Indescribable’: Ecstatic Israelis, Palestinians celebrate Morocco World Cup success

Arab world, Palestinians, join Moroccans’ celebrations of advance to World Cup semis

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