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Daily Briefing April 19: Ra’am’s Abbas in political storm as VP serves settler wine

Political reporter Carrie Keller-Lynn reviews Islamist party Ra’am, while US correspondent Jacob Magid discusses UN response to Temple Mount and West Bank wine served at VP seder

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.

US correspondent Jacob Magid and political reporter Carrie Keller-Lynn join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Keller-Lynn dives deeper into the internal politics of Arab Islamist party Ra’am and a recent conversation with party leader Mansour Abbas, who announced a temporary break from Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s coalition due to the clashes on the Temple Mount.

Magid looks at how the US and United Nations have reacted to the recent clashes on the “Holy Esplanade,” as UN Envoy Tor Wennesland, called it.

He also talks about the seder hosted by Vice President Kamala Harris and the Second Gentleman, Douglas Emhoff, and where a Psagot wine, made in a West Bank settlement, was served, creating a Twitter storm.

Discussed articles include:

As Ra’am freezes ties with coalition, some ask if party should ever renew membership

UN Security Council to hold emergency consultation on Jerusalem unrest

VP Harris serves wine made in West Bank settlement at Passover seder

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