Daily Briefing Feb. 12: Terror attack in Jerusalem; IDF rescues continue in Turkey
Emanuel Fabian on West Bank shooting of Palestinian; Lazar Berman on Turkish president’s performance during the disaster as elections loom, plus — the Super Bowl’s ‘Jangle’
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.
Diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman and military correspondent Emanuel Fabian join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s episode.
We begin with an update from last night’s protests against the proposed judicial overhaul. For those who are interested in hearing from the architect of the proposed bills that are getting a first reading on Monday, please check out What Matters Now with MK Simcha Rothman. What Matters Now is our new weekly podcast focusing on one issue that is shaping Israel and the Jewish World, right now.
Fabian updates us on a car-ramming that occurred on Friday, just before Shabbat, in which a terrorist plowed his car into a group of people in Jerusalem’s Ramot neighborhood, killing three. We hear about the victims and what sanctions are being placed on the family of the perpetrator.
The death toll from a massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria will “double or more” from its current level of around 28,000, according to UN relief chief Martin Griffiths. An Israeli military field hospital established near the Turkish quake epicenter has so far treated around 200 people, including Syrian refugees living in the country. We hear some anecdotes.
Berman weighs in on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s performance so far in dealing with the disaster and how it may affect his political future.
A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli settlers in the West Bank on Saturday. The Israeli army said it was aware of the case and said soldiers were not involved in the fatal shooting. Fabian explains what we know so far — and what we don’t.
And finally, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. Berman gives us a rundown of every potential Jangle (Jewish angle).
Discussed articles include:
Tens of thousands rally against judicial overhaul; organizers claim over 200,000
What Matters Now… to MK Simcha Rothman? ‘The people should appoint the judges’
Police seal family home of terrorist who rammed Ramot bus stop
IDF field hospital in Turkey treats 180 wounded in quake, including Syrian refugees
Palestinian man said shot dead by settlers in West Bank
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