LISTEN: Bibi Eyes 'Annexation Lite' as Pandemic Panic Returns

As Israel readies for a second coronavirus wave, Amos Harel and Esther Solomon talk Shin Bet and sovereignty, antisemites and op-eds. LISTEN FREE

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a Cabinet meeting In Jerusalem on June 21, 2020.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a Cabinet meeting In Jerusalem on June 21, 2020. Credit: Abir Sultan/Pool via REUTERS
Haaretz Weekly podcast.
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Host Simon Spungin is joined remotely by Haaretz's military/pandemic analyst, Amos Harel, and Haaretz.com's opinions editor, Esther Solomon.

With Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to annex parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley facing several obstacles – including differences of opinion within his own government – we discuss the prime minister’s options on both fronts.

LISTEN: Bibi Eyes 'Annexation Lite' as Pandemic Panic Returns

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What will become of the Trump-sponsored 'deal of the century'? What role will the military play in Israel’s handling of an apparently imminent second wave of the coronavirus?

We also ask whether Jewish publications should give a platform to notorious antisemites, why member of the Hungarian government wrote an angry op-ed in Haaretz, and whether Israel's new ambassador to the United Kingdom, a hardline annexationist, is the perfect choice.

Recommended related reading:

Military Intel's Coronavirus Warning Serves as a Wake-Up Call for Netanyahu / Amos Harel

Jewish Publications Really Shouldn’t Platform Jew-hating White Supremacists / Esther Solomon

Trump Administration and Netanyahu Discussing 'Gradual' West Bank Annexation Plan / Amir Tibon

Tzipi Hotovely Is the Ugly, Extremist Face of Israel. British Jews Should Welcome Her / Anshel Pfeffer

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