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.
Diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman and Knesset correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn join host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
This week President Isaac Herzog called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, which comes at the end of the yearly hajj. Defense Minister Yoav Gallant also spoke with senior Palestinian Authority official Hussein al-Sheikh. What was significant about these phone calls?
Yesterday Defense Minister Yoav Gallant signed administrative detention orders to hold four Jewish extremists involved in recent attacks against Palestinians without charges. What was the blowback from settler movement leaders and MKs?
Could this ramped-up measure of administrative detention have anything to do with the call between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Foreign Minister Eli Cohen this week or Blinken’s double-down yesterday in New York?
This morning, the Wall Street Journal published an interview with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Any clues for the future?
We end with Berman’s recap of revolving diplomatic doors this week with ambassadors from Ukraine, Russia and Israel all being called on the carpet.
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