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.
Senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur and Palestinian affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman join host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
We begin with the media storm surrounding truly un-politically correct remarks about Arabs made by Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana and their fallout. How did Ra’am head Mansour Abbas rebut?
Rettig Gur gives highlights from an interview with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, speaking about her background and the increasingly tightly woven ties between the EU and Israel.
Boxerman looks at Von der Leyen’s visit through the prism of EU funding for the Palestinian Authority.
Rettig Gur is working on an analysis that, he claims, explains how and exactly when the government will fall. They say prophecy is dead. What is he basing his theories on?
Boxerman discusses the promises made to Ra’am upon entering the diverse coalition and whether Arab Israelis are actually seeing improvements.