Times of Israel Podcast

Daily Briefing May 23 – A war of narratives: How Hamas became the ‘good guy’

Tune in Sunday through Thursday to hear ToI editors and reporters quickly catch you up on what’s important today

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.

Today’s panel comprises editor David Horovitz and military correspondent Judah Ari Gross, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

Israel and Hamas declared a ceasefire on Friday after 11 days of what the Israel Defense Forces called Operation Guardian of the Walls. Was the operation a success? And if so, what are some lessons learned — on the various battle lines, including public relations?

Every armed conflict in Israel leads to a ripple effect of antisemitism in the Diaspora. How much should the Jewish state take Diaspora Jewry into consideration when launching IDF operations?

The Temple Mount was reopened to Jews this morning. Is this a strategic move?

And finally, in last night’s Eurovision finals, Eden Alene garnered a mere 93 points and 17th place. Find out what the military correspondent has to say about her hair.

Discussed articles include:

Losing the war: The rising cost of Israel’s lapsed support for 2-state solution

‘Guardian of the Walls’ wasn’t the resounding victory the IDF had hoped for

Following Gaza ceasefire, Temple Mount opened to Jews for first time in 20 days

Italy wins Eurovision 2021; Israel places 17th

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