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 senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
We open the show with a look at the varied international reactions to Israel’s Guardian of the Walls operation, which saw 11 days of fighting with the Hamas terror group. Is the whole world really critical of Israel? What differences in responses have we seen from world leaders and what do those differences stem from?
Even as fighting has ended, Hamas promises another war soon, and another and another. We look at why Gaza’s rulers think they’ll succeed, and why they ultimately won’t.
And finally, the Iron Dome has saved many lives, but has it made Israel safer? Though tactically a runaway success, some believe the active missile defense system blunted Israel’s traditional boldness and gave leaders cover to let the Hamas threat fester.
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