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 founding editor David Horovitz and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
Over the weekend, the International Criminal Court announced that it has jurisdiction to probe Israel and the Palestinians for alleged war crimes in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. We break down the decision and look at its meaning and implications.
While Israel fumes and Palestinians celebrate, our panel asks what a future case brought against Israel at the ICC might look like and analyzes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration that any investigation would be “pure anti-Semitism.”
The United States says it opposes the move, but can it prevent a probe? And while we’re on the subject, with US President Joe Biden now having been in office for 17 days, what does his failure to call Netanyahu yet say?
Finally, we look ahead to tonight’s Super Bowl, including the unusually wide Jangle (the Jewish angle).