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Daily Briefing Sept. 27 – Behind the scenes of the Iron Dome vote

US correspondent Jacob Magid on Thursday’s vote and Bennett’s upcoming Monday speech to the Jewish Federations, and Jessica Steinberg on shmitta customs this year

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 joins host Jessica Steinberg on today’s podcast.

Steinberg talks about the end of Sukkot in Israel and local observance of shmitta, the seventh-year sabbatical of the land that began on Rosh Hashanah.

Magid then discusses Thursday’s vote in the US House, in which the Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act was passed 420-9 after the Dem Squad had forced an Iron Dome funding clause out of earlier legislation.

Magid wasn’t surprised by the final vote, remarking that support for Israel is still overwhelming among legislators from both sides.

He also talks about Prime Minister Naftali’s Bennett’s speeches scheduled for today in New York, to the UN General Assembly and with the Jewish Federations of North America.

Magid spoke with Jewish Federations CEO Eric Fingerhut prior to the Monday meeting.

Discussed articles include:

‘Yes, I wept’: AOC assails ‘unjust, reckless process’ on bill to fund Iron Dome

AOC seen visibly shaken after casting vote to abstain on Iron Dome funding bill

US lawmakers who opposed or abstained on Iron Dome funding explain their vote

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