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Daily Briefing July 7: Election primaries primer; looming Palestinian evictions

Carrie Keller-Lynn fills us in on what’s happening behind the political scenes, and Aaron Boxerman takes us into a controversial firing zone in the southern Hebron hills

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 Carrie Keller-Lynn and Palestinian affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s episode.

Newly minted Yamina party head Ayelet Shaked has called for a “broad national government” in her first real statement of election season. What does she mean by that?

Next, we talk primaries and hear updates on most of Israel’s major parties, including the Arab parties currently in the Knesset.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas head Ismael Haniyeh met for the first time since 2016. What was the impetus for their meet-up?

A High Court decision in May gave the IDF the green light to evict up to 2,000 Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills. Boxerman lays out the background.

Discussed articles include:

Shaked calls for ‘broad national government’ in 1st statement on elections

Meretz leadership in play as Golan enters race against Horowitz

As Likud primaries near, final date and procedures still in the air

PA leader Abbas, Hamas’s Haniyeh hold first face-to-face meeting in years in Algeria

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