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 editor David Horovitz and health and science correspondent Nathan Jeffay join host Raoul Wootliff on today’s podcast.
We start with a look at the return to school after the Jewish festivals and the new regulations being implemented for teachers and students.
Next week, the Green Pass allowing Israelis into certain public spaces will be revamped to require the third vaccine shot. What does that mean for the million eligible Israelis who haven’t received the booster yet?
And, we assess the recent friction between government ministers and Health Ministry officials over the possible tightening of coronavirus restrictions and the role of medical professionals in shaping government policy. Why, we ask, did Prime Minister Naftali Bennett criticize his health officials during his trip to the UN in New York?
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