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 our editor David Horovitz and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett seated his first cabinet meeting today. We discuss what is on the agenda and what challenges are looming.
Over the weekend, Iran elected Ebrahim Raisi, the “Hangman of Tehran,” as its next president. How does this affect the nuclear deal negotiations — and Israel?
In this new post-Benjamin Netanyahu era, how will Israel’s diplomatic front change? Can we expect a renewed, more bipartisan, relationship with the United States? And what of the Netanyahu “bromances” with controversial leaders such as Hungary’s Viktor Orban?
And finally, we hear about a fascinating new archaeological study that pinpoints when and where early man and Neanderthals first crossed paths.