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Daily Briefing Feb. 28: Outpost sees return of settlers after terror attack

Legal affairs reporter Jeremy Sharon updates us on Evyatar outpost and judicial reform as environmental reporter Sue Surkes looks at Jordan River rehabilitation

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.

Environmental reporter Sue Surkes and legal affairs and settlement reporter Jeremy Sharon join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Sharon discusses attempts by Israel’s Border Police on Monday to evacuate the Evyatar settlement outpost, where settlers had spent the night on the West Bank hilltop after a terrorist shot and killed brothers Hallel and Yagel Yaniv.

Surkes looks at the rehabilitation plans for a section of the Jordan River that has experienced shrinkage, partially because of water being diverted by Syria, Jordan, and Israel for human needs.

Sharon talks about some possible first signs of compromise on the highly controversial judicial reform during Monday’s Constitution committee, as chair MK Simcha Rothman and opposition MK Gilad Kariv held a constructive debate.

Surkes describes an Israeli-run company that uses compost to make a variety of products, including biodegradable plant pots.

Discussed articles include:

Security forces begin emptying Evyatar outpost, reoccupied by settlers after attack

Environmental groups to press for rehabilitation of Jordan River, Dead Sea

First hint of compromise on judicial review legislation emerges at Knesset panel

Who chooses judges: The evolution and planned radical overhaul of judicial selection

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