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 podcast guests are Times of Israel editor David Horovitz and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman, hosted by Jessica Steinberg.
Berman fills us in on the recent visit by a Bahraini mission in Israel, including its most unusual trip to the Western Wall and the reactions to and from the visitors.
Horovitz discusses the electricity blackout in Lebanon, the ongoing efforts to find new information on the whereabouts of missing Israeli airman Ron Arad and an alleged attempted attack in Cyprus, and the increasing challenge of getting to the facts and truths in many ongoing news stories.
Berman fills us in on the Chiune Sugihara saga, his story about a ceremony honoring a World War II Japanese envoy who saved thousands of Jews from the Nazis and the bureaucratic snafu that was keeping his son from traveling to Israel this week to attend it.
Finally, Horovitz talks about Israel’s late-game defeat in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier in Glasgow, shattering its hopes of qualifying for next year’s tournament in Qatar.
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