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.
Editor David Horovitz and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman join host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
Berman begins with a brief update on events in the escalating war in Ukraine. Over the weekend, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky suggested Jerusalem serve as the site for negotiations. Is this even a viable notion?
Horovitz explains why he felt The Times of Israel needed to take a position on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, even as the State of Israel has not. He discusses other areas in the conflict in which Israel must step up.
Berman places reports of some 12 missiles that were fired from Iran today toward the US consulate in Iraq’s northern city of Erbil in the context of the stalled nuclear talks.
Before leaving Lviv last week, Berman met with some local artists. Why did he feel it important to include their voices?
And finally, Borschel-Dan enthuses about reports that Turkey is set to return the Siloam Inscription, a 2,700-year-old ancient Hebrew text that provides concrete historical support for the biblical account of the construction of a tunnel that brought water from the Pool of Siloam to the City of David, below the southern edge of the Temple Mount, during the reign of King Hezekiah.
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