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 culture editor Jessica Steinberg, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
Citizen Benjamin Netanyahu made a second court appearance this morning, in which he formally denied corruption charges made against him in Cases 1000, 2000 and 4000. What are these cases and how slowly will the wheels of justice turn?
As Israel saw over 5,000 deaths from COVID-19, Steinberg interviewed the founders of Rikma, a website memorializing coronavirus victims, and explains their vision.
Among the sectors most hit by the pandemic is culture. Steinberg shares how some institutions have pivoted, and what is on the horizon. Also, Israeli television is a worldwide hit. Why? Spoiler: The answer may be in the great writing.
Horovitz shares impressions of former US secretary of state George Schultz, who has died at 100.