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And finally, Borschel-Dan speaks about previously unpublished photographs taken by a Polish firefighter of the aftermath of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Revolt that were released today by POLIN: Museum of the History of Polish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