Daily Briefing Feb. 8: Report from Turkey; how the court is to the right of the PM
Judah Ari Gross is on the ground at quake site; Emanuel Fabian on IDF rescue plans; Jeremy Sharon on Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin demolition; Carrie Keller-Lynn briefs us from the Knesset
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.
Military reporter Emanuel Fabian, Knesset correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn and legal reporter Jeremy Sharon join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s packed episode.
The death toll is mounting in Turkey and Syria even as rescuers are continuing to pull survivors out of the rubble. What do we currently know about the work that the Israeli delegations are doing on the ground?
Our reporter Judah Ari Gross arrived in Turkey yesterday evening and sent in a report late last night. We hear his first impressions of the quake zone.
Yesterday the High Court of Justice issued a sharp rebuke of the government over its recent request for another delay in obeying the court’s order to evacuate the illegal Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin encampment in the West Bank. We hear from Sharon why this is so counterintuitive in light of the right-wing government.
Keller-Lynn updates us on all the various legislative balls that are in the air at the Knesset. We also hear about how an unhappy leading Likud member was appeased with a new ministerial position — in a ministry that already has a minister.
Discussed articles include:
Minor earthquake hits Israel, West Bank
IDF to set up field hospital in Turkey; Israel’s search and rescue team starts work
Another Israeli aid delegation takes off for southern Turkey after deadly quakes
Court rebukes government for seeking to again put off Khan al-Ahmar demolition
Supreme Court critic Amsalem to join Justice Ministry as 2nd minister
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