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Daily Briefing Feb. 22: PM wants compromise, but coalition won’t let him

Political correspondent Tal Schneider and senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur discuss what’s in store for the Knesset’s Wednesday votes, and the push-pull of politics in the plenum

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 senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Schneider offers an overview of bills heading for preliminary voting in the Knesset on Wednesday, including the much-discussed override clause that would enable the parliament to re-legislate laws struck down by the Supreme Court, as well as one that grants rabbinical courts the authority to rule using Jewish law, and the  so-called Aryeh Deri bill, to reinstate the Shas politician.

Schneider also discusses comments made by former US ambassador to Israel David Friedman regarding the proposed judicial overhaul, specifically the override clause.

Rettig Gur discusses the coalition forces who are radicalizing this judicial reform and preventing compromise, and how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling for negotiation in line with President Isaac Herzog’s suggestions, but his own coalition won’t let him compromise.

Discussed articles include:

In highly unusual move, major US Jewish group decries proposed judicial overhaul

Netanyahu urges talks on overhaul; Lapid fires back that legislation must stop first

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