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.
ToI founding editor David Horovitz and Arab affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman join host Jessica Steinberg on today’s podcast.
Horovitz starts off with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, his second official visit to the US as premier, and what’s expected from this speech.
Boxerman fills in some information about Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech last week at the UN, in which he gave Israel a one-year ultimatum to go back to the pre-1967 lines.
He also discusses the unprecedented plea by over 300 prominent Iraqis who called for their country to normalize ties with Israel.
Horovitz speaks about Germany’s election day on Sunday, as Angela Merkel ends 16 years in power, finishing off an unprecedented period in German leadership and politics.
Finally, Boxerman speaks about an article he’s working on, regarding soaring violence in the Arab community and Israeli efforts to help change that trajectory.
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