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Times of Israel Podcast

Daily Briefing May 24 – Taking sides: How the Gaza war has split the globe

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 senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

We open the show with a look at the varied international reactions to Israel’s Guardian of the Walls operation, which saw 11 days of fighting with the Hamas terror group. Is the whole world really critical of Israel? What differences in responses have we seen from world leaders and what do those differences stem from?

Even as fighting has ended, Hamas promises another war soon, and another and another. We look at why Gaza’s rulers think they’ll succeed, and why they ultimately won’t.

And finally, the Iron Dome has saved many lives, but has it made Israel safer? Though tactically a runaway success, some believe the active missile defense system blunted Israel’s traditional boldness and gave leaders cover to let the Hamas threat fester.

Discussed articles include:

‘Israel thanks you’: Jewish communities in US, UK hold pro-Israel rallies

Hundreds rally for Israel in NYC following spate of antisemitic attacks

Blinken reaffirms two-state support ahead of Mideast tour

Hamas’s forever war against Israel has a glitch, and it isn’t Iron Dome

Iron Dome has saved many lives, but has it made Israel safer?

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