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Daily Briefing June 1: PM kicks coalition issues down the road; Gay Pride in capital

Legal reporter Jeremy Sharon looks at PM’s move to shut down partners’ proposals and senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur discusses politics of negotiation at judicial overhaul talks

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.

Legal and settlements reporter Jeremy Sharon and senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Sharon discusses the stream of far-right coalition members’ legislative proposals, including on the right of Jews to settle the entire Land of Israel and banning the waving of the Palestinian flag at Israeli campuses, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to put a halt to several such initiatives for now.

Rettig Gur follows with a look at what’s happening with the ongoing talks at the President’s Residence between coalition and opposition members regarding the judicial overhaul.

Sharon speaks briefly about Jerusalem’s Gay Pride march, taking place Thursday afternoon, with police on high alert amid threats of violence from far-right group Lehava, whose leader was a close political ally of National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir.

Steinberg mentions Thursday night’s Robbie Williams concert in Tel Aviv, where he’s hosting indie singer Noga Erez, as well as the grand reopening of the Tower of David Museum, which just completed a six-year $50 million renovation that includes making the 3,000-year-old citadel almost completely accessible and brings together technology and archaeology in some surprising ways.

Discussed articles include:

Why Netanyahu has put a halt to a handful of radical coalition measures – for now

Police on high alert ahead of Jerusalem Pride Parade threatened by violence

‘Incredibly excited’: British pop star Robbie Williams lands in Israel

Modern and ancient coexist in $50 million Tower of David renovation

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