Times of Israel Podcast

PODCAST: Daily Briefing, Feb. 14 — Trump’s acquittal, Biden still noncommittal

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 Times of Israel editor David Horovitz and United States correspondent Jacob Magid, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

The US Senate voted 57-43 to acquit former president Donald Trump of a sole charge of inciting an insurrection ahead of the January 6, 2020, storming of the Capitol Hill. Magid shares insight into whether the vote could indicate increased bipartisan cooperation for the Biden administration.

Busy with domestic fires to put out, US President Joe Biden has not yet picked up the phone to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Although the White House press secretary assured reporters this is no “intentional dis,” are signs pointing otherwise?

Magid says the Palestinian Authority “gifted” the Biden administration with the announcement of upcoming democratic elections in the West Bank and Gaza, but Biden staff are not visibly jumping with joy.

Yisrael Beytenu leader MK Avigdor Liberman is seemingly defending the anti-vaxx movement in Israel. Politically motivated?

And finally, a new Family Day survey has some interesting results on how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is influencing our children’s relationships — and our sex lives.

Discussed articles include:

As impeachment trial ends, Biden’s White House eager to turn page on Trump

White House says Biden will call Netanyahu ‘soon’ as speculation of rift grows

Israeli ambassador says Netanyahu unperturbed by lack of call from Biden

Trying to woo US with election, Palestinians drop a hot potato in Biden’s lap

Defending skeptic MK, Liberman claims ‘we don’t know anything about the vaccine’

Survey: Pandemic strengthened sibling bonds in Israel, hurt parents’ sex life

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