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Daily Briefing July 27 – Is Israel responsible for NSO’s spyware surveillance?

Military correspondent Judah Ari Gross gives context to global Pegasus Project shonda; Jacob Magid from the US discusses how PM Bennett is in a bind ahead of an upcoming DC trip

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 military correspondent Judah Ari Gross and United States correspondent Jacob Magid, along with host Raoul Wootliff.

On today’s show, ripples continue across the globe from the revelation that a number of countries were targeted by spyware sold by Israeli firm NSO Group. We look at what was revealed and how it’s impacting Israel.

Down south, things appear to be heating up in Gaza. We ask what Hamas wants and how likely the terror group is to get it.

And finally, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is meant to be going to the US next month. We hear an update on preparations for his trip and what issues are at stake.

Discussed articles include:

Worldwide probe finds tech by Israel’s NSO Group targeted media, politicians

Government said to form team to deal with fallout of NSO spyware revelations

Israel: If NSO Group violated export permits, ‘appropriate action’ will be taken

European leaders blast use of Israeli spyware to target activists, reporters

Critics call for curb on spyware after revelations about Israel’s NSO

IDF strikes Gaza after incendiary balloons spark fires in south

Message in a balloon: Hamas threatens violence unless Israel allows Qatari aid

Bennett aides to travel to DC for meetings with Biden staff ahead of PM’s visit

Biden pushing off Jerusalem mission reopening until coalition stabilizes

Months after it was downed, Iran UAV still swimming with fishes in kibbutz pond

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