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Daily Briefing March 31: Biden sends support to Bennett; climate talks in Dubai

US correspondent Jacob Magid discusses president’s phone call with PM, plus more on the Negev Summit, and environmental reporter Sue Surkes reviews her visit to the UAE

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.

US correspondent Jacob Magid and environmental reporter Sue Surkes join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Magid offers an update about US President Joe Biden’s phone call offering support to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett following the recent spate of terrorist attacks.

Surkes discusses the first United Nations Middle East and North African climate conference in Dubai.

Magid offers additional perspectives from the Arab diplomats who attended the recent Negev Summit, and the motivations of each participating country.

Surkes also speaks about the lighter side of her Dubai visit, including an exhibition soccer game between veteran soccer stars and players representing each of the countries in the Abraham Accords.

Discussed articles include:

US ‘stands firmly’ with Israel amid terror spurt, Biden tells Bennett

1st UN Middle East, North Africa climate conference kicks off in Dubai

For Israel, the Negev Summit was all about Iran. For other participants, not so much

Abraham Accords nations get battered — in a friendly soccer game

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