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Times of Israel Podcast

Daily Briefing Apr. 26 – Netanyahu’s proposal to install a puppet prime minister

Tune in Sunday through Thursday to hear ToI editors and reporters quickly catch you up on what’s important today

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.

Today’s panel comprises senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur and political correspondent Tal Schneider, along with host Raoul Wootliff.

On today’s show, we cover politics, politics, politics, and a little more politics.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just eight days left to form a coalition and all paths to the 61-seat majority he needs appear to be blocked. We hear about some of the ideas he’s considering to remain in power.

Yamina leader Naftali Bennett says he’s working to put together a unity government with the so-called “change bloc.” What would such a government look like and is he serious?

With the pressure on, some of Netanyahu’s longtime allies appear to be giving up on him. Could some of them even support an alternative government?

And finally, with Netanyahu blocking the appointment, Israel still has no justice minister. Are we on the way to intervention by the High Court?

Discussed articles include:

Likud mulls a ‘Putin plan’ to keep Netanyahu in charge

Netanyahu said to offer Gantz to be prime minister first in new unity deal

Bennett: I’m making intensive efforts to form a national unity government

‘Change bloc’ said to reach agreement on religious issues in possible gov’t

Panning Jerusalem riot response, Smotrich says maybe time to ‘replace’ Netanyahu

High Court urges appointment of justice minister within 2 days; Gantz wants job

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