Times of Israel Podcast

PODCAST: Daily Briefing, Feb. 16 — Could PA elect a president Marwan Barghouti?

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 our Arab affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

We open the show with a look at the potential presidential run of jailed terror chief Marwan Barghouti and ask what the potential consequences and fallout of a possible bid could be, for both the Palestinians and Israel.

At a Knesset debate, some lawmakers urge conditioning delivery of 1,000 vaccines to the Gaza Strip on Hamas’s release of Israeli captives and soldiers’ bodies. The panel takes up the discussion.

We move on to the Hamas ruling that women need a guardian’s approval to travel, which has prompted criticism of the Gaza-ruling terror group, with activists accusing it of going backward in protecting human rights.

While inoculation numbers in Israel are on the rise, the panel ponders a new survey showing most Israeli parents are worried about vaccinating their kids.

And finally, we look at the incredible Australian Open performance of Russian-born tennis player Aslan Karatsev, who spent much of his youth in Israel.

Discussed articles include:

From Israeli prison, Barghouti mulls presidency bid, turning up heat on Abbas

Fatah and Hamas agree on terms of 1st Palestinian election in 15 years

Hamas court rules women need guardian’s approval to travel

Knesset debates Palestinian request to allow COVID vaccines into Gaza

Poll: Majority of Israeli parents unsure or will refuse to vaccinate kids

With vaccination rates rising again, Israel set to pass 4 million first doses

Israel’s loss: Ex-local is 1st debutant for 25 years in Australian Open quarters

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