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 US correspondent Jacob Magid and political correspondent Tal Schneider, both in New York, join host Raoul Wootliff on today’s podcast.
We start the show with a look at Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, on his second official visit to the US as premier.
What did the new premier say and what did he miss out on? And how did he differentiate himself from his predecessor, Benjamin Netanyahu?
We then look at the rest of Bennett’s time in the US and ask whether his meeting with Jewish leaders represented, as he called it, “a new spirit” in Israel’s relationship with the American diaspora.
Finally, we hear an account of how the prime minister spent the Jewish festival of Shemini Atzeret walking 25 blocks across Manhattan.
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