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.
Political correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn and health and science reporter Renee Ghert-Zand join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.
Keller-Lynn talks about the structural changes proposed by Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi that could increase political influence over the media, plus some made by the previous government.
Ghert-Zand looks at the suggestion made by Israeli allergy doctors to bring allergenic foods back to schools, following research showing that children with food allergies are not at risk of a severe or systemic reaction just from smelling or touching a food they are allergic to — and could benefit from the exposure.
She also discusses efforts being made by the Health Ministry to address the rising numbers of smokers and vapers, currently in the planning stages and open to public commentary.
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