Daily Briefing Sept. 23 – Dem Squad jockeys for position on Iron Dome

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.

United States correspondent Jacob Magid and Startup Israel editor Ricky Ben-David are on today’s podcast, with host Jessica Steinberg.

Magid fills us in on the Tuesday political machinations of the so-called “Squad” of progressive lawmakers who forced Iron Dome funding to be pulled from US government spending bill.

Ben-David follows with a discussion about Israel’s BriLife COVID-19 vaccination, currently in Phase IIb/III trials in Georgia and soon to be administered in Ukraine.

Magid also interviewed freshman US lawmaker Jon Ossoff following his trip earlier this month to Israel and the West Bank for meetings with political leaders in Jerusalem and Ramallah.

Ben-David closes today’s podcast with a look at actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio’s recent investment in Israeli alternative meat startup Aleph Farms.

Discussed articles include:

‘Squad’ wins symbolic victory on Iron Dome funding – with help from Republicans

Unlike fellow Dems, Jewish senator Ossoff favors tight-lipped approach on Israel

Late but longer-lasting? Israel’s COVID jab aims to ‘find its place in market’

Leonardo DiCaprio invests in Israeli cultured meat startup Aleph Farms

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