Times of Israel Podcast

Daily Briefing July 3: PM Lapid’s ‘We believe’ speech; IDF strikes drones, Syria

Editor David Horovitz updates us on last-minute political scrambling ahead of a midnight deadline; military correspondent Emanuel Fabian reports on the IDF’s very busy weekend

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.

Editor David Horovitz and military correspondent Emanuel Fabian join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s episode.

The IDF said yesterday that it had successfully intercepted three drones flown by the Lebanese Hezbollah terror group that were heading for the Karish gas field off Israel’s Mediterranean coast. We’re hearing reports that the IDF had advance information. How did that influence the interception?

According to Israeli television, also yesterday morning, the IDF allegedly hit a Syrian town near the port city of Tartus that was apparently the site of Iranian attempts to bring “game-changing” air defense systems to Syria. The IDF hasn’t acknowledged the strike, but if true, what is different about this operation?

The new election date is set for November 1 but there’s still some last-minute business that has to be taken care of before the campaigns can really rev up. Horovitz brings us up to speed.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid gave his inaugural address in his new office last night. What were Horovitz’s takeaways?

Lapid has already moved to Balfour, but not exactly to the residence. Where is he, and why?

Finally, we speak briefly about our second ToI@10 event this Wednesday night, celebrating a decade of The Times of Israel with an evening of archaeology.

Discussed articles include:

IDF had advance intel on Hezbollah attempt to launch drones at Karish gas field

IDF shoots down 3 Hezbollah drones heading for Karish gas field

Syria says Israeli jets conduct rare daytime airstrike on southern coast

Alleged Israeli strike in Syria targeted ‘game changing’ Iranian air defenses — TV

Without naming him, Lapid seeks to portray Netanyahu as Israel’s national nemesis

Lapid speech, full text: We must stop the flow of extremism from politics to streets

Lapid moves into ‘secure’ apartment near PM’s residence, amid construction work

TICKETS for the LIVE EVENT: Hi-tech archaeology reveals secrets of ancient Jerusalem’s destructions

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