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.
Political writer Tal Schneider and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman are today’s guests, with Jessica Steinberg hosting.
Berman discusses Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s daylong trip to Bahrain late last week, when he inaugurated the Israeli embassy.
He also analyzes the deeper meaning behind Lapid’s visit to the US Fifth Fleet, which operates in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean, where Iran has been stepping up operations and covert attacks.
Schneider follows with a conversation about today’s opening session of the Knesset, where the opposition is fighting to get back into power and the plenum discussions are expected to be intensive.
Berman and Schneider also take a look at the headlines about the Pandora Papers, which implicate Jordan’s King Abdullah and Likud lawmaker Nir Barkat in alleged financial misdeeds.
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