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.
Arab affairs reporter Aaron Boxerman and US correspondent Jacob Magid join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.
Boxerman takes a deeper dive into the upcoming Jerusalem Day and the brouhaha about a minor court ruling regarding the Temple Mount and Jewish prayer at the religious site.
Magid discusses AIPAC’s actions ahead of the recent Democratic primaries in some US states and how the Israel lobbying group is now being viewed in liberal circles.
Boxerman reviews the recent victory of Hamas in student elections in Bir Zeit University and what that reflects about Palestinian society.
Magid looks at the removal of former Jewish radical group Kach from the US terror list.
He also offers an update on the new US ambassador to Israel’s residence in Jerusalem, off Emek Refaim Street in the German Colony neighborhood.
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