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 our diplomacy reporter Lazar Berman joining from Abu Dhabi and Biranit Goren, editor of our Hebrew sister site Zman Yisrael, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
Berman gives an early morning update from steamy Abu Dhabi as a delegation accompanies Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on a two-day trip to the UAE, the first official visit by an Israeli minister to the Gulf state since the normalization of ties between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi last year.
Next, we discuss an unprecedented inter-ministerial initiative to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent by 2050 that was announced yesterday by four woman-led ministries: Energy, Economy and Industry, Environment and Transportation. Hear what else is noteworthy here.
And finally, another female hero takes the spotlight in a recent Zman Yisrael story focusing on Idit Harel Segal, a right-leaning Israeli nursery school teacher who decided to honor her Holocaust survivor grandfather by donating a kidney. Her kidney was matched with a 3-year-old child in Gaza. Hear about the ripple effects of this altruistic effort.