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Daily Briefing Feb. 23: Day 140 – Knesset chaos over Haredi draft, MK impeachment

Political correspondent Sam Sokol discusses failed attempt to oust MK Ofer Cassif and Opposition Leader Yair Lapid’s legislation for ultra-Orthodox enlistment

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 20-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.

Today is Day 140 of the war. Political correspondent Sam Sokol joins host Jessica Steinberg.

Sokol discusses the failed impeachment effort of Hadash-Ta’al lawmaker Ofer Cassif, who had supported the South African accusation of Israeli genocide in Gaza. He describes the heated debate in the Knesset and the reasons why it failed.

He also looks at Opposition Leader Yair Lapid beginning an extensive legislation process regarding the draft of the ultra-Orthodox community during the ongoing war.

For the latest updates, please look at The Times of Israel’s ongoing live blog.

Discussed articles include:

Live blog February 23, 2024

Bid to oust MK Ofer Cassif over backing for ICJ genocide case falls short in Knesset

Lapid advances bill to enlist ultra-Orthodox, demanding they share IDF burden

THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Civilians and soldiers killed in Hamas’s onslaught on Israel

THOSE WE ARE MISSING: The hostages and victims whose fate is still unknown

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