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Daily Briefing Sept. 15: US and Israel agree to disagree; how Israel invests in tech

US correspondent Jacob Magid discusses the US envoy for Iran and the Abu Akleh shooting, as Tech Israel editor Ricky Ben David reviews top tech research and industry stats

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.

US correspondent Jacob Magid and Tech Israel editor Ricky Ben David join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Magid discusses the current disagreement between Israel and the US regarding Robert Malley, the American envoy for Iran, and how he has handled the Iran nuclear agreement.

Ben-David looks at the top five elements of Israel’s new national research and development priorities, and how the government chooses its areas of focus.

Magid talks about the US decision to back off from suggesting the IDF change its open-fire policies following the findings of the accidental shooting death of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, and how some reactions relate to internal politics and upcoming elections in both countries.

Ben-David reviews the current state of affairs in the Israeli tech industry, looking at investment figures for the year so far.

Discussed articles include:

US redoubles support for Iran talks envoy Israeli official claimed was sidelined

US appears to back off pressuring Israel on IDF rules of engagement after backlash

Food, energy, space tech in top 5 of Israel’s new national R&D priorities

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