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 ToI editor David Horovitz and Arab affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman with Jessica Steinberg hosting.
Boxerman and Horovitz discuss the 100th Arab homicide in 2021, and what that means in terms of Israel’s crime wave, as well as whether the Israel Police should be granted expanded tools to cut down crime.
Horovitz looks at the Justice Ministry’s decision to wipe out the NIS 65 million ($20 million) debt owed to the state by billionaire Idan Ofer for utilizing the country’s natural saltwater in his company, Dead Sea Works, and the effect that use has had on the diminishing waters of the Dead Sea.
Steinberg follows with a conversation about the Sunday photo shoot at the Dead Sea, when American artist Spencer Tunick photographed 200 volunteers modeling nude, in an effort to raise awareness about the shrinking waters of the Dead Sea.
Finally, Horovitz mentions TV show “Goliath,” currently in its fourth season, tackling the thinly veiled subject of a major pharmaceutical family — akin to the Sacklers — and the opioid epidemic.
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