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Daily Briefing Nov. 18 – Do Netanyahu’s alleged crimes compare with UK politicians’?

Founding editor David Horovitz discusses Turkey’s release of Egged bus driver couple the Oknins, political sleaze in Israel vs the UK, and the return of touring musicians

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.

Founding editor David Horovitz joins host Jessica Steinberg on today’s podcast.

Horovitz first discusses the welcome release of the Israeli bus driving couple, Mordy and Natali Oknin, from a Turkish jail where the tourists were being held for suspected espionage, assessing what was behind this mystifying diplomatic saga.

He also discusses the recent spate of financial revelations in the British government, juxtaposed with the ongoing trial of former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his alleged financial missteps.

Finally, Horovitz and Steinberg talk about concert dates being set up in Israel for the summer and fall, a promising development as we hope for a return to normalcy.

Discussed articles include:

Israelis freed from Turkish prison: ‘A Hanukkah miracle — we were jailed for 8 days’

Media blackout and smokescreens: How Israel released a couple from Turkish detention

Israeli detained in Turkey: Do they think spies appear in bus company commercials?

New witness testimony indicates Netanyahu knew about illicit gifts for wife: report

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