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Daily Briefing Feb. 13: Thousands protest outside Knesset as committee votes inside

Times of Israel editor David Horovitz discusses Herzog’s proposal for judicial reform and Diaspora affairs reporter Judah Ari Gross describes earthquake rescue mission in Turkey

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 religion and Diaspora affairs reporter Judah Ari Gross join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Horovitz discusses the scenes taking place Monday in Jerusalem, as thousands gather outside the Knesset to protest the judicial reform while inside, a Knesset committee moves forward with the tremendously contentious legislation during a stormy session.

Horovitz explains the compromise proposal laid out by President Isaac Herzog in a televised speech Sunday night, and wonders whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is ready to listen.

Gross talks about the scenes in Marash, Turkey, where he spent part of last week reporting on Israeli and local rescue teams working to retrieve survivors from Monday’s earthquake, and the impossible decisions rescuers had to make in the midst of herculean efforts.

He also speaks about the female protester at the Western Wall on Sunday who stripped down to a bathing suit in protest of a contentious bill that would criminalize immodest dress at the holy site.

Discussed articles include:

Opposition MKs ejected from stormy Knesset panel session on judicial overhaul bills

Worried Herzog sets out sensible ideas for reform, but is Netanyahu ready to listen?

In devastated Turkey, rescuers battle cold, concrete to save those trapped by quake

‘She helped us, told us when to do what’: Israeli doc describes rescuing Turkish girl

Israeli rescuer who helped in ’99 earthquakes returns to Turkey to save lives

Woman strips down to swimsuit at Western Wall in apparent protest of modesty bill

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