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Times of Israel Podcast

Podcast: Daily Briefing Mar. 10 – 2 weeks to elections, it’s wash, rinse, repeat

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.

It’s less than two weeks until the Israeli national elections and the crystal ball of polling is still looking cloudy. Horovitz and Rettig Gur discuss the implications of the changeable polls — and their influences on the electorate.

Rettig Gur proposes that what is different in this current election is that instead of parties fighting against opposing political/religious affiliations, they are fighting their closest “kin-party.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the recent High Court ruling which accepts Reform and Conservative conversions for citizenship purposes. What was his stance, and why is it problematic?

Israel’s skies are increasingly opening up and coronavirus czar Nachman Ash has tentatively stated there won’t be another lockdown ahead of Passover. Horovitz brings an update.

Discussed articles include:

Likud, Yesh Atid see boost in latest poll, New Hope plunges to under 10 seats

Just 29% of Israelis think elections will end the political deadlock, poll shows

‘We have to prevent fake conversions,’ PM says when asked about court ruling

Virus czar: Lockdown unlikely before Passover due to ‘significant’ drop in cases

El Al trials rapid COVID testing for passengers prior to flight

Following pressure, flights to be allowed from four more international locations

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