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.
Environmental reporter Sue Surkes and health and science writer Nathan Jeffay join host Jessica Steinberg on today’s podcast.
Jeffay discusses reports that Omicron will become the dominant strain of COVID in Israel within one to two weeks, with rampant quarantining. He also expands on a recent article summing up what’s known so far about the variant.
Surkes looks at how the bird flu reached Israel and how it’s affecting local poultry farms and wild birds in the Hula Valley, along with recommendations about where to buy eggs and poultry.
Surkes offers some updates about progress in the government regarding climate change legislation, along with a victory from green groups to limit the oil deal signed between a state company and an Israeli-United Arab Emirates business consortium.
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