Times of Israel Podcast

PODCAST: The Daily Briefing – Netanyahu rescues Israel from COVID, pre-election

A ToI panel weighs in on the power of coincidence, whether Capitol Hill-type mayhem could ever be seen in the Holy Land, and Trump’s complicated legacy in Israel

Welcome to the third episode of The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing: Your audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world.

Today’s panel includes Times of Israel founding editor David Horovitz and senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

The amazing timing of the prime minister’s projected vaccination completion — by the end of March — has the team wondering about the power of coincidence with the next Israeli election due March 23.

On the heels of an interview over the weekend with Netanyahu challenger Gideon Sa’ar, the idea of whether the mob mentality seen last week at Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill’s could be seen in the Holy Land is chewed over. And, also in light of US President Donald Trump’s complicated role in the incitement of his supporters on Wednesday, how do Israelis now view his legacy in Israel?

Each Sunday through Thursday, a panel of Times of Israel reporters and editors will give a fresh perspective on the day’s news in a brief, fast-paced conversation. Special thanks to producer Raoul Wootliff.

Discussed articles include:

Unveiling deal, Netanyahu promises enough vaccines to beat COVID by end of March

Serious COVID-19 cases pass 1,000 for 1st time since start of pandemic

Netanyahu said rushed to secure room at residence during recent anti-PM protest

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