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Daily Briefing Nov. 22: Self-driving buses on the road; Chabad emissaries convene

US reporter Luke Tress discusses an attack thwarted at Penn Station and a Lubavitch convention, as Tech Israel editor Ricky Ben-David looks at self-driving buses and UAE business

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 reporter Luke Tress and Tech Israel editor Ricky Ben David join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Ben-David discusses the future of self-driving buses in Israel, which are meant to help alleviate the traffic situation and are being rolled out throughout the country over the next two months.

Tress looks at a thwarted antisemitic terror attack in New York City’s Penn Station, and the city and state’s response to the uptick in antisemitic incidents.

Ben-David talks about two new offices being opened in Abu Dhabi, part of a growing list of Israeli concerns doing business in the United Arab Emirates since the Abraham Accords.

Tress speaks about the recent Chabad shluchim convention in New Jersey for thousands of ultra-Orthodox emissaries placed around the world.

Discussed articles include:

Israel to test self-driving public bus systems in two-year national pilot

New York police arrest 2 men, seize weapons over ‘threat to Jewish community’

Two Israeli companies join $545m innovation program in Abu Dhabi

Thousands of Chabad emissaries gather in New York to reconnect, celebrate growth

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