Daily Briefing Mar. 1: Protests rage across the country in ‘day of disruption’
Political reporter Tal Schneider and US correspondent Jacob Magid discuss widespread demonstrations, US reaction to Huwara riot, warnings by ex-AG Mandelblit and US envoy Nides
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 reporter Tal Schneider and US correspondent Jacob Magid join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.
Schneider discusses Wednesday’s “day of disruption,” with protests taking place across the country as voting continues in the Knesset and law committee on aspects of the planned judicial overhaul.
Magid talks about the US response to the riot by Jewish settlers in the Palestinian town of Huwara, and US expectations that those who took part be prosecuted.
Schneider speaks about remarks made by former attorney general Avichai Mandelblit at the INSS — Institute for national Security Studies — conference Monday, in which he described the government’s judicial overhaul program on Tuesday as “a regime coup.”
Magid unpacks the comments slung back and forth between US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides and Diaspora Affairs Minister Amichai Chikli.
Discussed articles include:
Roads, trains blocked as thousands march in ‘day of disruption’ against overhaul
US says it ‘expects’ Israel to prosecute settlers involved in Huwara rampage
US State Department report says Israel failing to prevent settler attacks
Former attorney general: High Court must strike down ‘regime coup’ laws if passed
Clapping back at minister, envoy Nides says US won’t stay out of Israel’s business
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