July 10 daily briefing: All about Biden’s journey, Boris’ exit and the Israeli biome
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.
Editor David Horovitz and environmental journalist Sue Surkes join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s episode.
US President Joe Biden is expected 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 might this power shift affect the UK’s relationship with Israel?
The annual State of Nature report released Thursday concluded that Israel’s nature is losing the equivalent of the area of an average-sized city to development every year. What else did the report find?
Israel is set to be the first 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 PhD student at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in southern Israel uses mushrooms to create insulation for the construction industry. One more brick in the wall of sustainable development?
Items discussed include:
Biden: Israel’s next flight to Saudi Arabia is a ‘small symbol’ of warming ties
Iron Dome, Yad Vashem, Maccabiah, Bethlehem: Biden’s 2 days in Israel and the West Bank
Who could replace Boris Johnson as the next British Prime Minister?
Belfast, a broken menorah, listening to survivors: Johnson’s notable Jewish moments
Israeli nature loses the equivalent of a medium-sized city to development every year
Israel will be the first in the world to pipe desalinated water into a natural lake, the Galilee
Student harnesses mushrooms to create sustainable building materials
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