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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 Times of Israel founding editor David Horovitz and senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
We open today's show with Israel's soaring COVID-19 cases and ask why the country is managing so successfully to provide vaccines but consistently failing to contain contagion. With ultra-Orthodox localities suffering the most severe infection rates, the panel ponders the community's influence on domestic policy and whether their leadership is failing them, and the wider public.
While Israel's vaccination campaign pushes ahead at brake speed, we look at the (not so) parallel efforts to provide Palestinians with vaccines, and ask what role the Jewish state should be playing.
And finally, we discuss the latest on the campaign trail ahead of March's election with parties from across the political spectrum looking to the US for possible inspiration.
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ILLUSTRATIVE PHOTO: The groom dances with family and friends during his wedding in Giv'at Ze'ev, outside Jerusalem on October 14, 2020. Violence erupted when police officers intervened to call off the wedding for violating coronavirus regulations. (Photo by Flash90)
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