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Daily Briefing May 24: Flags and prayer in the Old City; US envoy finds a home

Arab affairs reporter Aaron Boxerman on Jerusalem tensions to come; US correspondent Jacob Magid looks at Democratic primaries, ex-terror group Kach and US ambassador’s new house

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.

Discussed articles include:

Authorities seek to tamp down tensions amid backlash over Temple Mount prayer ruling

Pro-Israel groups see mixed results after pouring millions into Democratic primaries

Hamas wins landslide victory in student elections at flagship Birzeit University

US removes radical Jewish group Kach, 4 others from list of terror organizations

US Ambassador Nides moves into new residence in Jerusalem

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