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Daily Briefing Jul 11: Day of Disruption protests pop up ‘like mushrooms after rain’

Knesset correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn and legal affairs reporter Jeremy Sharon discuss first Knesset vote on ‘reasonableness’ bill and Tuesday’s anti-overhaul demonstrations

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.

Knesset correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn and legal affairs reporter Jeremy Sharon join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Keller-Lynn and Sharon discuss the passage of the first reading of the so-called reasonableness bill late Monday night and why that measure was chosen from among all the elements of the proposed judicial overhaul.

Keller-Lynn reviews events that took place in the Knesset Monday, including the removal of protesters from the building and remarks made by opposition leaders Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid regarding the bill.

Sharon relays conversations with coalition and opposition MKs, and what they had to say about the bill under discussion.

Keller-Lynn also discusses Tuesday’s unfolding “day of disruption” by anti-overhaul protesters, with major demonstrations in Tel Aviv, on major highways, outside the Knesset and, later, at Ben Gurion International Airport.

Steinberg briefly mentions the Monday night performance of The Black Keys at Rishon Lezion Live Park and the sudden cancellation of imminent shows by blues guitarist Buddy Guy.

Discussed articles include:

Bill to erase judicial ‘reasonableness’ test for politicians passes 1st reading

Protesters forcibly removed from Knesset ahead of vote on ‘reasonableness’ bill

The reason for reasonableness: A doctrine at the heart of the overhaul explained

Lapid calls for talks as he slams coalition for seeking to appoint ‘obedient puppets’

Protesters block highways as they kick off ‘day of disruption’ against overhaul

US rockers The Black Keys bring intense energy to first Israel show

Guitarist Buddy Guy cancels Israel shows, citing ‘military operations’

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