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Daily Briefing April 13: Passover ends with protests against the premier at Mimouna

Political correspondent Tal Schneider discusses Netanyahu’s relationships with his defense ministers; as environmental reporter Sue Surkes looks at talking plants and recycling

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 Tal Schneider and environmental reporter Sue Surkes join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Schneider discusses Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attendance at a post-Passover Mimouna celebration on Wednesday night, de rigueur for politicians, with hundreds of protesters outside as the prime minister called for unity inside.

Schneider talks about her piece reviewing the government’s first 100 days, detailing the jump into the judicial overhaul and the protests that began nearly immediately and have continued ever since.

She also looks at the reinstatement of Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, who spoke out in favor of pausing the judicial reform several weeks ago and was fired and then reinstated by Netanyahu. She notes the prime minister’s difficult relationships with his various defense ministers in the past.

Surkes speaks about discoveries made by Israeli scientists regarding the various types of communication engaged in by plants.

She also looks at a new recycling factory opened in Sderot, aiming to make a dent in the disposal of household appliances such as refrigerators and air conditioners.

Discussed articles include:

Hundreds of protesters outside as Netanyahu extolls Jewish unity at Mimouna event

The Hundred Days War: Chronicles of a government in chaos and a nation at the brink

In groundbreaking research, Tel Aviv U team records plants ‘talking’ for first time

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