Times of Israel Podcast

Daily Briefing June 15 – Is Washington pleased with Israel’s new government?

Tune in Sunday through Thursday to hear ToI editors and reporters quickly catch you up on what’s important today

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 US correspondent Jacob Magid and environment correspondent Sue Surkes, along with host Raoul Wootliff.

On today’s show, we look at the Biden administration’s embrace of the new Israeli government and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, and how politicians across the Atlantic have responded to Netanyahu’s ouster.

With a possible restart in relations, what is the future of Israel-US ties and how can the new Israeli administration work toward building a better relationship with the Democratic Party?

We take a specific look at what the new government means for environmental issues – what does it need to do to build on previous work and how can it improve?

And, even as the new ministers take up their posts, opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be hunkering down in the official Prime Minister’s Residence. When will he leave?

Discussed articles include:

Biden congratulates PM Bennett in phone call as US embraces new government

Lapid vows to rebuild international ties after ‘reckless’ last government

New government poses with Rivlin before getting down to brass tacks

Scientists warn that flooding cave will ruin unique 5-million-year-old ecosystem

Though no longer premier, Netanyahu hosts Nikki Haley at official residence

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