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Daily Briefing Feb. 7 – Banning Gal Gadot & PA leadership’s real-life ‘Succession’

Palestinian affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman weighs in on the civil unrest in the PA and Gaza; Jewish World editor Yaakov Schwartz reports on the Lev Tahor cult from Bosnia

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.

Palestinian affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman and deputy Jewish World editor Yaakov Schwartz join host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas convened a rare meeting yesterday in Ramallah in which he arguably began the process of naming Hussein al-Sheikh as his successor. But since much of the PLO boycotted the meeting, does the 86-year-old leader’s choice hold water?

Schwartz spent a whirlwind weekend in Bosnia on the heels of the extremist Lev Tahor cult. What makes this group, commonly called the “Jewish Taliban,” so controversial and where are they heading now?

For the past week, a grassroots social media campaign out of the Gaza Strip has protested against corruption in governance. Why is this noteworthy and who is taking part?

And finally, another social media campaign, this time out of Kuwait, successfully called on the government to ban Gal Gadot’s upcoming film, “Death on the Nile.” Why this particular country and why her?

Discussed articles include:

PLO to fill key posts as Abbas succession struggle heats up

37 members of extremist cult Lev Tahor leave Bosnia, destination unknown

‘They hijacked Gaza’: Palestinians hold rare online events critical of Hamas

Kuwait bans ‘Death on the Nile’ film over Israeli actress Gal Gadot

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