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Daily Briefing June 14: Country’s under construction, but who can afford the prices?

Environmental correspondent Sue Surkes discusses Greek Orthodox Church real estate and marinas, as real estate reporter Danielle Nagler looks at housing prices and tourist options

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.

Environmental correspondent Sue Surkes and real estate reporter Danielle Nagler join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Surkes discusses the Supreme Court decision that allows a right-wing Jewish group to purchase Greek Orthodox Church properties in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Nagler offers an overview of housing prices in Israel and whether a new government program will help create more affordable housing.

Surkes looks at the revival of the discussion over new marina construction, and what that could mean for Israel’s Mediterranean shoreline.

Nagler talks about different kinds of tourism accommodation underway, including more comfortable camping and Airbnbs.

Discussed articles include:

Supreme Court upholds Greek church sales to far-right group, ending legal battle

In unveiling major housing program, government signals more of the same

Planning chief says shelved proposal for 6 new marinas to be raised again

Tourism Ministry earmarks $50 million for new hotels as visitors return

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