News to watch out of Israel right now, according to the Times of Israel podcasters

Host of The CJN Daily Ellin Bessner, top left, interviews Jessica Steinberg (top right) and Amanda Borschel-Dan, hosts of the Times of Israel's daily podcast.

Early last year, The Times of Israel launched a daily news podcast called The Daily Briefing. It runs Sundays to Thursdays. Episodes rarely run past 20 minutes. Sound familiar?

Swap out the Israeli angle for a Canadian one, and you’ve got a pretty good summary of The CJN Daily. We launched this show one year ago this week. And with more than 270,000 listens and 200 episodes under our belts, we’re celebrating by sitting down for a lengthy chat with our Israeli counterparts, Amanda Borschel-Dan and Jessica Steinberg, who host a similar program.

We discuss the latest twists in Israeli politics, if it’s safe to travel to Israel right now, and the duo’s surprising connections to Canada.

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