Daily Briefing August 21: Where to invest as house prices soar to even greater heights

Welcome to The Times of Israel 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 Emmanuel Fabian and real estate reporter Danielle Nagler join anchor 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 fortunately no one was injured. What else do we know?

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

Israel is poised to admit 1,500 more Gazans into the country today, bringing the total to 15,500. The increase was announced last month but has been delayed. What are additional permits based on?

We are talking about the case of the hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh. What makes his case unique?

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

Finally, we hear of a new Israeli tourism effort — in Zanzibar!

Articles discussed include:

‘Still shaking’: Bus driver tells of West Bank shooting

Gunfire hits crowded Israeli bus in West Bank; The IDF begins a search

3 Palestinian women arrested at West Bank checkpoint with improvised assault rifle

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

Israel temporarily freezes arrest of Palestinian on hunger strike due to ill health

Inflation and house prices continue to rise, breaking new records

Housing Snapshot: 9 Apartments and Houses Recently Sold in Israel

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