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Daily Briefing Oct. 12: Comics fans marvel at choice of Sabra; IDF builds fake Gaza

Military correspondent Emanuel Fabian reports on continued manhunt for soldiers’ killers; culture editor Jessica Steinberg explains Eretz Nehederet’s 20-year staying power

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 culture editor Jessica Steinberg join host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

On Tuesday, 21-year-old Staff Sgt. Ido Baruch was shot and killed near the settlement of Shavei Shomron in the northern West Bank. Fabian fills in the details of this tragic death during an ongoing wave of terror.

Fabian describes a recent tour he took of the Southern Command Training Base, known in the army by the Hebrew acronym, “Baf Darom.”

Steinberg describes Israel’s premiere satirical sketch comedy show, “Eretz Nehederet” (“It’s a Wonderful Country”), which is marking 20 years on air.

While many Marvel comics fans were pleased to hear about the inclusion of Israeli actress Shira Haas as Sabra in an upcoming movie, not all comic book fans — or creators — are on board. Steinberg brings us up to super speed.

Discussed articles include:

Soldier killed in checkpoint shooting buried as hunt for suspect enters third day

Soldier killed in shooting attack while securing settler march in northern West Bank

In the Negev, a fake fence prepares troops for fighting Gaza from the outside

Israel’s favorite sketch comedy show celebrates 20 years of political satire

Sabra may get Marvel role, but she’s a superficial character, say comic book artists

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