Daily Briefing August 21: Where to invest as house prices continue to climb

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.

Military correspondent Emmanuel Fabian and real estate reporter Daniel Nagler join host Amanda Borschel-Dunn.

On Saturday night an Israeli bus near the West Bank settlement of Ofra was fired upon from the nearby Palestinian town of Silwad, leaving at least eight bullet holes, but thankfully, no injuries. What else do we know?

Earlier on Saturday, three Palestinian women from Nablus were arrested near a checkpoint with a makeshift submachine gun in their car. First of all, what is a temporary submachine gun?

Israel will allow an additional 1,500 Gazans to enter the country today, bringing the total to 15,500. The increase was announced last month, but was delayed. What are the additional licenses predicted?

We talk about the case of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awadeh. What makes his case unique?

Nagler gives us an update on Israel’s rising real estate prices, including a selection of home sales from the past month.

And finally, we Israelis hear about new tourism efforts — in Zanzibar!

Articles discussed include:

‘I’m still shaking’: Bus driver recounts West Bank shooting attack

Israeli bus fired into crowd in West Bank; The IDF launched a search

3 Palestinian women arrested at West Bank checkpoint with makeshift submachine guns

Israel on Sunday allowed an additional 1,500 Palestinian workers to enter from Gaza

Israel has temporarily arrested hunger-striking Palestinians as health impairments

Inflation and housing prices continue to climb, breaking new records

Housing Snapshot: 9 apartments and houses recently sold in Israel

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