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.
Military correspondent Emanuel Fabian and news editor Amy Spiro join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s episode.
Two men were shot dead in separate incidents in central Arab-majority cities Saturday night, bringing the first half of the year to an unprecedented number of dead in the community. What, if any, new steps are being taken to combat this wave of violence?
On Thursday, the IDF entered Ramallah to demolish the home of the Palestinian terrorist charged with carrying out a deadly twin bombing attack in Jerusalem last year. We remind listeners of the details of the November bombing and hear why entering Ramallah is unusual.
Friday afternoon, the Israeli military clashed with Lebanese nationals along the northern border. How rare are such incidents and what is Israel doing to prevent them?
Spiro talks about the new book “Ruth Blau,” which describes the numerous incarnations of a longtime member of the extremist anti-Zionist ultra-Orthodox Neturei Karta sect who was pivotal in a kidnapping — but never prosecuted.
On September 6, 1970, 12-year-old Martha Hodes boarded a flight in Tel Aviv bound for New York, which was hijacked for six days and nights. Some 50 years later, the historian mines her journal and revisits her memories to make sense of the indelible experience.
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