Daily Briefing May 29: Tension flares up in Jerusalem; Saudi and Israeli talks

Welcome to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday to Thursday.

TOI founding editor David Horowitz and US correspondent Jacob Magid join host Jessica Steinberg for the TODAY podcast.

Horowitz reflects the tension in Jerusalem ahead of the Jerusalem Day flag march that begins later this afternoon and the backdrop of this potentially flammable situation.

Magid discusses the US situation on the flag march and the administration’s efforts to defuse political tensions surrounding the incident.

Horowitz provides an update on the current state of the government coalition and reviews growing support for Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party at the expense of the unstable coalition.

He and Magid also discuss reports of a senior Israeli official visiting Saudi Arabia, what this could mean for Israel, and America’s involvement in the quietly heating up relations between Jerusalem and Riyadh.

Discussed articles include:

US pressures Israel to move controversial Jerusalem away from Muslim quarter

Jewish group waved Israeli flags at Temple Mount amid escalating tensions over Jerusalem Day

Senior Israeli official said to visit Saudi Arabia amid growing discussions in relations

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