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Daily Briefing Mar. 13: Turkey to return Bible artifact; Iranian missiles over Erbil

Editor David Horovitz and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman update us on the war in Ukraine and how Israel could – and should – step up; Siloam Inscription explained

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.

Discussed articles include:

Live blog March 13, 2022

Bennett, Zelensky speak on phone after Ukraine leader proposes Jerusalem summit

If PM can’t say it, we Israelis must: Zelensky, we’re with you; Putin, stop the war

Ukrainian embassy backs High Court petition to block Israel’s refugee cap

Iran fires missiles at Erbil US consulate; Tehran: ‘Secret Israeli bases’ targeted

Drained but defiant, Lviv’s creatives struggle to make art in war

Israeli official: Turkey agrees to return ancient Hebrew inscription to Jerusalem

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