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 senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur and ops&blogs editor Miriam Herschlag, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
The contentious right-wing flag march, initially set for Jerusalem Day, May 10, was interrupted by Hamas rockets from the Gaza Strip. So it was tentatively rescheduled for today, June 10, but not given final authorization due to a variety of considerations — political and security. It has been again rescheduled for June 15, after the likely swearing-in of the new government on Sunday. How does freshman MK Itamar Ben Gvir fit into this political hot potato?
Over the past week, our rich and varied blogs platform has been host to a plethora of posts, including two that burned up social media. Herschlag describes the editorial thinking behind featuring an especially controversial post by evangelical Christian pastor Mike Evans.
And we end with the meet-cute story Herschlag had with Egyptian-born Prof. Kamal Abdel-Malek in Dubai, thanks to the Trump-engineered Abraham Accords. His piece “For an Egyptian teenager like me in 1967, an Israeli victory was inconceivable” is an illuminating look into a little-heard world.