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Daily Briefing Sept. 29 – Did Bennett make his mark at the UN?

US correspondent Jacob Magid and political correspondent Tal Schneider, both speaking from New York, discuss the PM’s first UN speech and his 2nd visit to the US as premier

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.

Discussed articles include:

At UN, Bennett hints at action on Iran: ‘Words don’t stop centrifuges spinning’

Neglecting Palestinians at UN, Bennett hopes that those who matter don’t mind

Speaking to a world demanding global action, a tepid Bennett misses opportunity

Bennett focuses on Jewish, Israeli unity in address to US Jewish leaders

For Bennett, Sukkot in NYC is a time to stroll down memory lane, and 5th Ave.

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