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.
Political correspondent Tal Schneider and Arab affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman join host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
Last night a Palestinian terrorist killed five people during a shooting spree on the streets of the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak until he was killed by police officers, one of whom, Amir Khoury, was killed in the firefight. Schneider gives more information about the victims. Boxerman explains more about the perpetrator.
In a rare move, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the incident. Boxerman gives behind-the-scenes details.
Shifting gears, President Isaac Herzog announced last night that he is set to visit Jordan today. What makes this visit significant?
Also on the theme of visits, MK Itamar Ben Gvir has announced he plans to ascend the Temple Mount tomorrow, pending police approval. Is this a flashback to former prime minister Ariel Sharon’s visit there in September 2000 ahead of the Second Intifada?
Rounding out our coverage of this week’s Negev Summit, Boxerman discusses what he heard in Arabic, versus the messaging in Hebrew and English that came out.
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