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Daily Briefing Nov. 20: Weekly Bible portion commemorations spark violence in Hebron

Emanuel Fabian on weekend events in Hebron, reopening of a cold case from the First Lebanon War; Amy Spiro on Zohar Argov’s troubling legacy, a 1st Jewish star on ‘Love is Blind’

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.

Military correspondent Emanuel Fabian and news editor Amy Spiro join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s episode.

Yesterday, synagogues around the world read the Torah portion Chayei Sara and some 30,000 Israeli Jews made a pilgrimage to Hebron where violence was sparked by parading Jews against Palestinian residents and Israeli soldiers. Fabian gives background.

On Thursday, Israeli authorities announced they would reinvestigate materials related to a deadly explosion at Israel’s military headquarters in Tyre during the First Lebanon War in 1982. The explosion was widely believed to have been a suicide bombing but was officially attributed to a gas leak. What’s changed now?

Spiro delves into her long examination of the legacy of Mizrahi singer Zohar Argov 35 years after his death. Can one separate the art from the artist and should streets be named after a convicted rapist?

To end on a lighter note, we hear about the first Jewish star from “Love is Blind,” a wildly popular Netflix reality TV show.

Discussed articles include:

‘Shameful’: Israelis assault troops, initiate clashes with Palestinians in Hebron

Israel reopens probe into deadly 1982 blast at army headquarters during Lebanon war

Unfit to be ‘the king’: How singer Zohar Argov’s legacy continues to be whitewashed

First Jewish star of ‘Love is Blind’ says antisemitic threats only make her stronger

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