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 diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman and US reporter Jacob Magid, hosted by Jessica Steinberg.
Magid tells the podcast about the recent visit of Israeli ambassador Gilad Erdan to the South Side of Chicago, where an Israel trauma model is being used to cope with gun violence. He discusses the motivation of the Israeli embassy to work on a grassroots level in the US, finding a way to connect to communities and minorities.
Berman discusses the possible candidates for Jewish Agency chairpeople, now that Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern’s candidacy has been withdrawn.
He fills us in on the politics of filling the position, and what’s needed in this significant job that oversees the cross-section of the global Jewish community and Israel.
Berman also speaks about Swedish foreign minister Ann Linde’s visit to Israel, the first by a Swedish official in over a decade, as relations between the two countries have thawed in recent months.
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