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.
Zman Yisrael editor Biranit Goren and Knesset correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s packed episode.
Wednesday’s widespread Day of Disruption saw anti-judicial overhaul protesters stop traffic at strategic junctions to slow down the nation. The response in Tel Aviv was shocking to many. Keller Lynn was there and tells us what she saw.
Goren explains the symbolism of last night’s “siege” on Sara Netanyahu’s hairstylist. What happened there?
Fitch Ratings affirmed Israel’s A+ credit rating with a stable outlook on Wednesday, while at the same time warning that the government’s planned judicial changes could have a “negative impact” on the country’s credit profile. A group of economists wrote another open letter this morning protesting the judicial overhaul. Who was signed on?
In the past day, a plethora of Israeli leaders has made public speeches for and against the judicial overhaul, from President Isaac Herzog to Justice Minister Yariv Levin, National Unity head Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Goren explains what conclusions can be drawn after hearing all these voices.
And finally, Keller Lynn fills us in on the current status of the judicial overhaul legislation.