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.
US correspondents Jacob Magid and Luke Tress join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.
Magid discusses what the final midterm results mean for US-Israel ties and which legislation will likely be handled over the next few years, with Democrats in control of the Senate but a slim majority for Republicans in the House.
Tress looks at the loss of New York’s most likely Haredi champion, Lee Zeldin, and how Governor-Elect Kathy Hochul will likely react to the various issues at play in the ultra-Orthodox community.
Magid talks about the US reaction to far-right politician Itamar Ben Gvir, the presumptive public security minister, who may very well not be welcomed or receive a visa to visit Washington.
Tress and Magid break down Friday’s tiff at the UN, when Israel called out Ukraine for supporting a resolution by a committee calling on the International Court of Justice to “urgently” weigh in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Israeli “annexation.”
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