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 podcast guests are Startup Israel editor Ricky Ben-David and Arab affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman, hosted by Jessica Steinberg.
Ben-David discusses her investigative report into the astronomical housing prices in Israel, which have nearly doubled in the last decade, delving into declining housing affordability, foreign investors and a weakened middle class.
Boxerman offers a deep-dive into the organized crime in the Arab Israeli community after mayors and leaders spoke to him at length about the government decision to step up Shin Bet involvement in fighting the problem.
Discussed articles include: