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Daily Briefing Dec. 26: Why Likud MKs are silent on potentially racist proposed laws

Editor David Horovitz and political correspondent Tal Schneider discuss the legislation and the political players, as well as a former Mossad official’s comments on Iran

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.

Times of Israel founding editor David Horovitz and political correspondent Tal Schneider join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Horovitz speaks about the various pieces of legislation being proposed and discussed by the incoming government, including one that would allow places of business to bar certain customers, depending on owners’ religious beliefs.

He and Schneider discuss the potentially racist legislation, President Isaac Herzog’s response and the possible reasons for the continued silence of members of Netanyahu’s Likud.

Schneider also talks about her recent interview with Zohar Palti, a former intelligence director in the Mossad, and his remarks about Iran’s nuclear program, as well as the need to keep the peace with Jordan and how the incoming right-wing government could handle these potentially delicate political situations.

Discussed articles include:

Hanukkah 2022, when Netanyahu began turning out the lights on Israeli democracy

No ban on racist MKs, a curbed judiciary, more yeshiva funds: 12 key coalition plans

Former Mossad intel chief says Israel must prepare for an imminent attack on Iran

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