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 our political correspondent Tal Schneider and our military correspondent Judah Ari Gross, along with host Raoul Wootliff.
In a blow to the coalition, the Knesset knocks down the extension of the family unification law preventing Palestinian spouses of Israelis from gaining citizenship rights. What does this mean for the coalition? What is opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s game? And, what now?
Amid a continued rise in COVID cases and findings showing that the vaccines are less effective against the Delta variant, Israel is considering the benefits of a third shot, all while it signs a deal to trade vaccines with South Korea. We try to work out what the government’s plan is.
As the death toll in the Florida building collapse hits 28, officials say the chances of finding more survivors is “close to zero.” We hear what aid the IDF team there has provided and why it is planning to stay another week.
And finally, we’ll talk about the developing role of female soldiers in the IDF.