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.
Editor David Horovitz and environment reporter Sue Surkes join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s episode.
United States President Joe Biden is set to arrive in Israel this week. Let’s hear what Horovitz sees as the goals and potential outcomes of the trip.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he would resign late last week. How could this power shift affect the UK’s relationship with Israel?
The annual state of nature report that came out on Thursday has concluded that Israeli nature loses an equivalent of the area of a medium-sized city to development every year. What else did the report find?
Israel is set to be 1st in the world to pipe desalinated water into a freshwater lake — the Sea of Galilee. We learn why this may, or may not, be a boon to nature.
A doctoral student at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in southern Israel is using fungi to create insulation for the construction industry. Another brick in the wall of sustainable development?
Discussed articles include:
Biden: Upcoming flight from Israel to Saudi Arabia a ‘small symbol’ of warming ties
Iron Dome, Yad Vashem, Maccabiah, Bethlehem: Biden’s 2 days in Israel and West Bank
Who could replace Boris Johnson as UK’s next prime minister?
Belfast, a broken menorah, listening to survivors: Johnson’s notable Jewish moments
Israeli nature loses equivalent of a medium-sized city to development every year
Israel to be 1st in world to pipe desalinated water into a natural lake, the Galilee
Student harnesses fungi to create sustainable building material