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 Times of Israel editor David Horovitz and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
There is a clear surge in inflammatory rhetoric surrounding the “change bloc” even as the Yair Lapid-led coalition advances toward solidifying a new government. In a rare public statement, Shin Bet head Nadav Argaman has warned that there may be blood. In the era of social media, is this incitement unprecedented?
In this particularly sensitive period, Defense Minister Benny Gantz has demanded that the far-right flag march that is tentatively scheduled for Thursday be canceled. But wait — didn’t that already happen on Jerusalem Day last month?
And finally, Berman explains the background behind IDF decorations that will be issued starting tomorrow for those who served in the southern Lebanon security zone in 1985-2000. Why is this pin so late in coming and what of the Christian SLA soldiers who aided the IDF in this area?