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Podcast: Daily Briefing Mar. 16 – The daring mission to save Dead Sea Scrolls

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 Palestinian affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman, along with host/archaeology reporter Amanda Borschel-Dan.

Today’s show opens with a role reversal as Horovitz quizzes Borschel-Dan on the “dazzling” archeological finds recently discovered in the Judean desert by the Israel Antiquities Authority in cooperation with COGAT. We hear about the new Dead Sea Scrolls fragments, the world’s oldest woven basket, a 6,000-year-old mummified child, Bar Kochba Revolt coins and more amazing artifacts discovered in the Cave of Horror and others.

Boxerman gives us an update on the Palestinian battle against the coronavirus in the West Bank and how it has gone from bad to worse in recent days.

We then hear about the Palestinian Authority’s special broadcast honoring Dalal Mughrabi, who killed 38 civilians in 1978, and Fatima Bernawi, who served 10 years for a failed Jerusalem bombing, and what it says about Palestinian praise of terror.

And finally, with a week remaining until election day, we bring an update on the latest political news with a look at the dwindling likelihood of cooperation between the Arab Israeli Ra’am party and Netanyahu’s Likud.

Discussed articles include:

Bible scroll fragments among dazzling artifacts found in Dead Sea Cave of Horror

PA orders new lockdown in West Bank as hospitals reach 100% capacity

Female terrorists become Palestinian role models on International Women’s Day

Ra’am said to be leaving door open to cooperation with anti-Netanyahu bloc

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