Daily Briefing Dec. 14: A UN investigator’s biased social media; World Cup lessons

Daily Briefing Dec. 14: A UN investigator’s biased social media; World Cup lessons

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.

US correspondent Jacob Magid and US reporter Luke Tress join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Tress presents an update on the announcement of the New York State Prevention Unit intended to help combat antisemitism, which has been on the rise.

Magid discusses his interviews with ex-Meretz MK Yair Golan and with Hadash-Ta’al’s Ayman Odeh at a recent J Street conference, each with their own views on what’s next for reviving Israel’s left.

Tress talks about the revelation of anti-Israel comments made on social media by a UN investigator now tasked with reporting on the human rights situation in the Palestinian territories.

Magid talks about lessons from the World Cup, where there was an overall sense of pro-Palestinian sentiment amid the playing field of the Abraham Accords.

Articles discussed include:

New York launches bias prevention unit as leaders vow to tackle antisemitism

The Israeli left has fallen apart. Will Jewish-Arab partnership save it?

UN Palestinian rights official’s social media history reveals anti-Semitic comments

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