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Daily Briefing Mar. 14: As judicial overhaul is voted on, how will Herzog respond?

Political writer Tal Schneider on bills’ advances and the president’s role as compromise-pusher; diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman looks at Saudi Arabia’s agreement with Iran

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 writer Tal Schneider and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Schneider reviews the judicial overhaul legislation advanced Monday night in the Knesset, as the coalition pushed through several key bills, including the override clause.

Berman discusses his analysis of why Saudi Arabia signed a major agreement with Israel’s archenemy, Iran, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had said he would be working on an agreement with Riyadh in an expansion of the Abraham Accords.

Schneider talks about President Isaac Herzog’s emerging role in the volatile judicial reform situation as he tries for a compromise and what he might say Tuesday night in a public statement.

Berman speaks about Netanyahu’s visit to Rome last weekend, one of several European trips the premier is making at the moment in the absence of invitations from the US or Abraham Accord countries.

Discussed articles include:

MKs approve 1st reading of override clause, in major step toward judicial overhaul

As Saudis sidle up to Iran, some see US apathy, Israeli political chaos to blame

Far from Tel Aviv, news of attack clouds Netanyahu event with Italian Jewish leaders

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