Daily Briefing August 21: Where to invest as house prices rise further

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, Sunday through Thursday.

Military correspondent Emanuel Fabian and real estate reporter Danielle Nagler join anchor Amanda Borschel-Dan.

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 luckily no one injured. What else do we know?

Earlier Saturday, three Palestinian women from Nablus were arrested near a checkpoint with an improvised machine gun in their car. First of all, what is an improvised machine gun?

Israel is scheduled to allow 1,500 more Gaza residents into the country today, bringing the total to 15,500. This increase was announced last month, but was delayed. What are the additional permissions due for?

We talk about the case of Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike Khalil Awawdeh. What makes your case unique?

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

And finally, we hear about the Israelis’ new tourism efforts: in Zanzibar!

Commented articles include:

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

Shots hit crowded Israeli bus in West Bank; IDF launches manhunt

Three Palestinian women arrested at the West Bank checkpoint with an improvised machine gun

Israel will allow 1,500 more Palestinian workers to enter from Gaza on Sunday

Israel Temporarily Freezes Detention of Palestinian on Hunger Strike as Health Fails

Inflation and house prices continue to rise, hitting new records

Housing snapshot: 9 recently sold apartments and houses across Israel

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