ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 148

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Daily Briefing Jan. 17: A firefighter’s haunting view of Warsaw Ghetto’s destruction

Political correspondents Tal Schneider and Carrie Keller-Lynn on judicial overhaul ripples; awareness of ‘lost’ Uighurs in China; and what was found in a Polish firefighter’s attic

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 Knesset correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s episode.

Yesterday, thousands of students in more than a dozen university and college campuses around the country held a one-hour coordinated “strike” against the new government’s plan to overhaul the judiciary, saying they were fighting for their futures. Schneider pinpoints when previous protests have changed governments.

Blue and White head Benny Gantz is willing to collaborate on bills pushing for a judicial overhaul. But why should Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu need or even want Gantz’s cooperation? Both guests weigh in.

Schneider recently spoke with Rushan Abbas and her husband Abdulhakim Idris, two Sunni Muslims from China’s far-northwestern Xinjiang province. Why were they here in Israel?

And finally, Borschel-Dan speaks about previously unpublished photographs taken by a Polish firefighter of the aftermath of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Revolt that were released today by POLIN: Museum of the History of Polish Jews ahead of an April exhibition.

Discussed articles include:

‘This is an emergency’: Thousands of students rally against judicial makeover plan

PM says protests won’t deter judicial push as Gantz presses for compromise talks

Netanyahu trial boosted backing for judicial overhaul push, justice minister says

She exposed China’s crimes against the Uighurs; now she needs the world to save them

21 never-published photos of Warsaw Ghetto Revolt’s aftermath found in Poland attic

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