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Times of Israel Podcast

PODCAST: Daily Briefing, Feb. 3 — Israeli election deadline; Jewish space lasers

Tune in Sunday through Thursday to hear ToI editors and reporters quickly catch you up on what’s important today

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.

Today’s panel comprises founding editor David Horovitz and senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

By Thursday at midnight, all mergers and acquisitions of Israeli political parties must be registered. Who are the players on the chessboard currently, and who is masterminding potential deals?

Speaking about the Abraham Accords, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the US Yousef al-Otaiba recently said, “For me as the guy who negotiated the deal, this was really about stopping annexation and saving the two-state solution.” Or is there more to it than that?

US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican congresswoman from Georgia, has been a font of seemingly ludicrous theories, including a recently resurfaced 2018 tweet in which she said that the Rothschild family started the California wildfires with lasers from space. While laughable, is there room for concern?

Discussed articles include:

Netanyahu said once again concocting deal to get far-right Kahanists elected

Poll shows Labor rising, predicts Netanyahu’s rivals can form majority coalition

Unveiling party slate, Liberman vows not to enter coalition with ultra-Orthodox

UAE ambassador: ‘Abraham Accords were about preventing annexation’

Democrats seek to censure, expel QAnon-backing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

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