Times of Israel Podcast

PODCAST: The Daily Briefing – Sheldon Adelson, the man who would make kings

A quick 15-minute podcast with ToI editors and reporters to 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 Times of Israel founding editor David Horovitz and deputy editor Joshua Davidovich, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

Influential businessman and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson died on Tuesday. A supporter of US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the 87-year-old has left lasting marks on both countries’ political scenes. We discuss what is part of Adelson’s legacy, and whether his right-wing will vision continue, if only in the pages of his free influential daily newspaper, Israel Hayom.

Israel is harvesting Big Data in the fight against COVID-19. How do its citizens like being treated as guinea pigs?

Elections are on the horizon for March 23 and initial polling is indicating that the long-time Labor party will not cross the threshold. Who is to blame?

Discussed articles include:

Backed by deep pockets, Adelson made his mark with an unwavering focus on Israel

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, key backer of Trump and Netanyahu, dies at 87

Initial Israeli data: First Pfizer shot curbs infections by 50% after 14 days

How Israel’s efficient, data-savvy HMOs help it lead world in COVID vaccination

Labor chief Peretz says he won’t run for Knesset in March elections

Poll predicts 7 small parties would fail to clear electoral threshold

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