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Daily Briefing Oct. 17 – What UK can learn from Israel on protecting politicians

Military correspondent Judah Ari Gross looks at the alleged Israeli assassination of a Syrian intel agent and analyst Haviv Rettig Gur assesses the murder of British MP David Amess

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 guests are military correspondent Judah Ari Gross and senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur, with Raoul Wootliff hosting.

On today’s show, we open with the alleged Israeli assassination of Midhat as-Saleh, once jailed in Israel on security-related crimes and since connected to Syrian intelligence, who was reportedly shot dead over the weekend in the Syrian town of Ain Eltinah.

We assess the latest settler violence toward both Palestinians and Israeli security forces in the West Bank.

And we look at the murder of UK politician David Amess and ask what the rest of the world can learn from Israel’s experience of political killings.

Discussed articles include:

Israel kills ex-security prisoner, intel agent near Golan border: Syrian media

Syria denounces Israel for allegedly killing ex-security prisoner, intel agent

Settlers light fires, throw rocks towards Palestinian home during clashes

Palestinian olive pickers attacked by large group of settlers, PA says

Terror suspect in murder of British MP David Amess identified

UK police: MP Amess killing was terrorism, potentially tied to Islamic extremism

Terrorist murder of David Amess threatens tradition of UK MPs’ ‘surgeries’

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