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Daily Briefing Mar. 20: Day 166 – As Canada halts arms to Israel, who could follow?

Political correspondent Tal Schneider on Ottawa’s move, Gaza’s food crisis and Tzipi Livni at PM’s corruption trial; Ops and Blogs editor Miriam Herschlag discusses Purim debate

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 20-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.

Today is day 166 of the war with Hamas. Political correspondent Tal Schneider and Ops and Blogs editor Miriam Herschlag join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s episode.

Schneider discusses the arms embargo that Canada decided on Tuesday, highlighting the shift of global opinion against Israel and what it could mean in G7 politics.

She also talks about the food crisis in the Gaza Strip, the efforts being made by chef José Andrés’s organization World Central Kitchen to bring food into the region and what it could mean if the term “famine” is used to describe the situation in Gaza.

Herschlag describes the Purim debate among ToI bloggers, who are discussing how to celebrate and mark the day this year in wartime with hostages still being held by terrorists in Gaza.

Schneider briefly notes the appearance of former justice minister Tzipi Livni as a witness in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial.

For the latest updates, please see The Times of Israel’s ongoing live blog.

Discussed articles include:

Live blog March 20, 2024

After non-binding motion, Canada to halt arms exports to Israel

Report says famine imminent in much of northern Gaza

Who’s in the mood for Purim this year?

A slightly different Purim for a very different year

‘Agunah Day’ and the Kontseptsia

Tzipi Livni arrives in court to testify in Netanyahu corruption trial

THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Civilians and soldiers killed in Hamas’s onslaught on Israel

THOSE WE ARE MISSING: The hostages and victims whose fate is still unknown

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