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.
As the new US administration makes further clear breaks with former president Donald Trump on Israel, we look at US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s latest statement on (not?) recgarding Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights. Can Trump’s Israel legacy outlast President Joe Biden’s transition?
Blinken also announced that the US will rejoin the United Nations Human Rights Council, which Trump left in 2018, in part because of a perceived bias against Israel. How does the Jewish state feel about this renewed cooperation?
Israel is experiencing a surge in anti-vaxx sentiment as the vaccination drive slows. Why is this, and how are the authorities dealing with it?
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