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.
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