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Daily Briefing April 4: PM and Gallant toast Passover as Ben Gvir has day in court

Zman Yisrael editor Biranit Goren on the ministers of defense and national security; health and science reporter Renee Ghert-Zand on hospital hametz, green tea and BRCA1 research

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.

Zman Yisrael editor Biranit Goren and health and science reporter Renee Ghert-Zand join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Goren discusses the current apparent detente between Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who spent part of Monday together at pre-Passover toasts while Gallant’s ministerial status is up in the air after the prime minister fired him last week for his comments about the judicial overhaul.

She also talks about the appearance of National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir at the High Court Monday, and his surprisingly strong legal defense on a petition demanding he be disqualified from his ministerial position.

Ghert-Zand looks at how Israeli hospitals are already dealing with the ban of leavened hametz products from their institutions over the course of Passover.

She also discusses findings about green tea, a naturally caffeinated plant that may be causing liver disease.

Ghert-Zand also talks about a new trial at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek hospital, testing the effectiveness of an osteoporosis drug for preventing breast cancer tumors in BRCA1 carriers.

Discussed articles include:

In first joint appearance since firing attempt, Netanyahu and Gallant tout IDF unity

‘I made mistakes’: Ben Gvir tells High Court he’s ‘refined’ since entering politics

Hospital confiscates pregnant woman’s cookies as new hametz law goes into effect

Green tea can be dangerous for some people, Israeli study concludes

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