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Daily Briefing June 20: Lapid heading to Turkey as Israelis face security threat

Political correspondent Tal Schneider discusses the latest in Turkey and US reporter Jacob Magid brings us more about Biden’s planned Israel visit and US-PA security apparatus

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.

US reporter Jacob Magid and political correspondent Tal Schneider join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Schneider discusses Israel’s warning to tourists in Turkey of Iranian plans to attack Israelis, as Foreign Minister Yair Lapid plans to visit the region on Thursday.

Magid reviews more details about US President Joe Biden’s mid-July visit to the region, and what Biden can accomplish during his trip as Israel’s government wanes in power.

He also looks at the effects of the possible downgrading of the rank of the US military post tasked with bolstering security coordination between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Discussed articles include:

Lapid set to visit Turkey amid efforts to thwart Iranian attacks on Israelis there

Israelis hide out in Istanbul hotels amid Iran attack warnings: ‘Why take the risk?’

Senators urge against lowering rank of Israeli-Palestinian security ties coordinator

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