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Daily Briefing May 23: Iran gets angry; Lapid gets vocal about disabilities funding

Military reporter Emanuel Fabian discusses a recent turn of events with Iran, as political correspondent Tal Schneider looks at Knesset debates over an IDF education bill

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 military reporter Emanuel Fabian join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Fabian reviews a recent series of seemingly connected events, beginning with an Israeli strike in Syria on Friday night, followed by the assassination of a senior member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in Tehran on Sunday, along with an attempted Iranian operation to contact and possibly kidnap Israelis that was foiled by the Shin Bet.

Schneider looks at the debate regarding the IDF scholarship bill that is currently dividing the Likud party amid a coalition crisis.

Fabian discusses the ongoing monthlong IDF drill that was delayed last spring.

Schneider also talks about the emotional speech by Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Sunday regarding a bill expanding funding for people with disabilities, in light of his experiences raising a daughter who is on the autism spectrum.

Discussed articles include:

Syria says 3 soldiers killed in Israeli missile strikes near Damascus

Slain Iranian officer said to have planned attacks against Israelis, Jews worldwide

Israel says it foiled Iranian operation to lure Israelis abroad, possibly nab them

Lapid in tears as cabinet discusses budget boost for people with disabilities

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