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Times of Israel Podcast

Daily Briefing June 24 – Iran nuclear site attack; IDF lasers; IDF’s chief in DC

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 editor David Horovitz and military correspondent Judah Ari Gross, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

International media has reported that an Iranian centrifuge production site was targeted in a drone attack Wednesday. What are we allowed to know about this and what does it mean for Iran’s race towards a nuclear weapon?

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi has spent much of the week in Washington, DC, loudly decrying the United State’s stated plan to rejoin the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. In return, he was told by US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan that US President Joe Biden has a “commitment to ensuring that Iran never gets a nuclear weapon.” Is this a success?

Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s office said Wednesday that he intends to call for a vote on the formation of a state inquiry into the so-called submarine affair. He’s facing opposition from parts of the coalition, including Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar. But is Gantz’s crusade also personal?

And finally, all you want to know about IDF lasers that are projected to become a viable — and relatively cheap — defense mechanism in the near future.

Discussed articles include:

Attack on Iranian nuclear site damaged centrifuge production facility – reports

Iran nuclear site hit Wednesday was on list of targets Israel gave US – report

After Kohavi meeting, US reaffirms commitment to not let Iran get nukes

Meeting top US officials, Kohavi blasts American plans to rejoin Iran deal

Gantz, Sa’ar feud over proposed state inquiry of submarine scandal

In test, Defense Ministry shoots down drone with plane-mounted laser

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