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?