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Daily Briefing May 14: Operation Shield and Arrow wrap; bittersweet Eurovision battle

Military reporter Emanuel Fabian on whether the IDF met its goals after 5 days of fighting, and where we go from here; news editor Amy Spiro on Noa Kirel’s 3rd place in Liverpool

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.

Military correspondent Emanuel Fabian and news editor Amy Spiro join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s episode.

After five days of fighting, Operation Shield and Arrow has ended with a ceasefire brokered by Egypt. Fabian briefs us on the events of the past several days, as well as the victims of the rocket attacks on the Israeli side.

We hear about the IDF’s goals going into the operation and whether they were met.

What was the role of Hamas in the rocket fire? And why are we seeing increased prominence of Palestinian Islamic Jihad?

Thursday brings the controversial right-wing flag march in Jerusalem’s Old City. Can we assume the ceasefire will hold?

Spiro is here to discuss Israeli singer Noa Kirel’s performance in the Eurovision.

Discussed articles include:

Tense calm between Israel, Islamic Jihad appears to hold, ending 5-day conflict

Gaza rocket killed Palestinian Abdullah Abu Jaba, also seriously injured his brother

Israel reopens Gaza crossings, shut since launch of Operation Shield and Arrow

Sweden wins 2023 Eurovision, while Israel’s Noa Kirel finishes in 3rd place

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