Daily Briefing March 29: PM and Gallant toast Passover as Ben Gvir has day in court


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 to Thursday.

Zman Yisrael editor Biranit Goren and health and science reporter Renee Ghert-Zand join Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Goren discusses the current apparent détente between Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who spent part of Monday together at pre-Passover toasts, although Gallant’s ministerial status is up in the air after the prime – Minister fired him last week for his comments about Easter. judicial overhaul.

She also talks about National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir’s appearance at the High Court on Monday, and his brilliant legal defense of a petition demanding his disqualification from his ministerial post.

Ghert-Zand looks at how Israeli hospitals are already dealing with the banning of leavened hametz products from their institutions during Passover.

She also discusses the results of green tea, a natural caffeine plant that can cause liver disease.

Ghert-Zand also talks about a new trial at the Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem, testing the effectiveness of an osteoporosis drug to prevent breast cancer tumors in BRCA1 carriers.

Articles discussed include:

In the first joint appearance since the shooting attempt, Netanyahu and Gallant struck at the unity of the IDF

‘I made mistakes’: Ben Gvir tells High Court he has ‘explained’ since entering politics

Hospital confiscates cookies for pregnant women as new hametz law takes effect

Green tea can be dangerous for some people, according to an Israeli study

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