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Daily Briefing Oct. 30: MK Ben Gvir’s policies match those of neo-fascists in Europe

Diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman on historic Lebanon maritime deal and updates from around the globe; settlements reporter Jeremy Sharon compares & contrasts far-right parties

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.

Diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman and settlements reporter Jeremy Sharon join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s episode.

Lebanon’s 89-year-old President Michel Aoun stepped down today, but on Thursday, Israel and Lebanon signed a historic maritime border agreement. How will the two countries’ changing governments affect the agreement?

There’s a neck-and-neck race in Brazil between right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and his leftist challenger Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. How does a win for either candidate affect Israel?

Natan Sharansky had a 20-minute in-person meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky last week in Kyiv. Berman spoke with Sharansky immediately after. We hear what they spoke about.

Israel hosted Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama last week in yet another sign of strengthening ties. What was the reason for his visit?

Turning to Sharon, we speak about how Otzma Yehudit compares with the far-right parties of Europe.

Discussed articles include:

Biden drafts letter guaranteeing Israel’s rights in Lebanon maritime deal

Israel, Lebanon to sign maritime boundary deal Thursday afternoon at UN base

Zelensky to Sharansky: Israel is one of few countries that can help defend our skies

After cutting ties with Iran, Albanian PM arrives in Israel to talk cybersecurity

Ben Gvir’s policy goals: Going to extremes even Europe’s far right won’t touch

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