Daily briefing July 19 – New government burned down by Temple Mount
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, Sunday through Thursday.
Today’s panel includes Arab affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman and news editor Emanuel Fabian, as well as host Raoul Wootliff.
On today’s show, after focusing yesterday on the meaning of the Temple Mount and the possible change of the status quo at the controversial site, we update you on Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s confused statements on the Jewish freedom of prayer there and its setback this morning.
Yesterday, more than 1,000 Jewish visitors visited the complex. We examine the reactions of the Arab world to the visits – both regionally and nationally.
Last night, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid formally asked to further delay the imminent demolition of Khan al-Ahmar. We assess the ongoing saga of the Bedouin village in the West Bank which Israel claims was built illegally.
And finally, turning our eyes north, we hear about the ongoing financial crisis in Lebanon, Israel’s offer of aid, and the state of affairs on Israel’s northern border.
Articles discussed include:
Bennett backs off after appearing to say Jews are free to pray on Temple Mount
At Tisha Be Av, Bennett talks about ‘freedom of worship’ for Jews on Temple Mount
Amid Tensions at Temple Mount, some 1,000 Jews visit the holy site of Tisha Be Av
Ra’am: Al-Aqsa Mosque “Belongs Only to Muslims”
Jordan, Egypt, Turkey condemn all Jewish visits to Temple Mount at Tisha Be Av
Lapid calls for postponement of controversial West Bank Bedouin village demolition
Gantz delivers humanitarian aid to Lebanon amid financial crisis
The weapons smuggled from Lebanon were intended for terror; biggest bust in years – TV
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