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Daily Briefing Oct. 27 – Will Israelis agree to vaccinate their young children?

Health correspondent Nathan Jeffay on COVID shots for kids 5-11; senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur on coalition infighting; and Raoul Wootliff on a new stage in the Netanyahu trial

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.

Senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur and health correspondent Nathan Jeffay are on today’s podcast, hosted by Raoul Wootliff.

On today’s show, we assess the decision of FDA advisers to back administering the Pfizer vaccine to US children ages 5-11, paving the way for Israel to follow.

We look at where Israel currently stands in its fight against the virus and ask what it needs to do now to ensure the fading Delta variant or other variants don’t return.

With the deadline for the government to pass a budget just two and a half weeks away, the coalition appears to be preoccupied with infighting. We look at the battles between the government’s left- and right-wing parties and try to predict what might happen after the budget is, possibly, passed.

And finally, we hear the latest on the Netanyahu corruption trial and assess the damage the new stage of testimonies could cause to the former prime minister.

Discussed articles include:

FDA advisers back Pfizer shot for ages 5-11, paving way for Israel to follow

After FDA nod, Israel gears up to start vaccinating 5- to 11-year-olds

Health officials say Israel could start vaccinating kids 5-11 by mid-November

With 1.75 million unvaxxed or not boosted, Israel risks dropping ball – expert

Coalition increasingly split on left-right lines as budget deadline looms

Opposition drops boycott of Knesset committees after court ruling

Netanyahu trial turns to alleged benefits he provided Bezeq telecom company

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