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Daily Briefing Mar. 5: Mr. Smotrich may go to Washington, but will anyone meet him?

Military reporter Emanuel Fabian with updates on perpetrators of last week’s terrorist attacks and Huwara rampage; Knesset reporter Carrie Keller-Lynn previews this week’s votes

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.

Knesset correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn and military correspondent Emanuel Fabian join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s episode.

Organizers of the anti-judicial overhaul protests throughout the country claim that some 400,000 came out Saturday night. Police again used horse-mounted cops and water cannons against the demonstrators as they sought to disperse them. Keller-Lynn sets the scene and previews this Thursday’s next announced Day of Disturbance.

On Thursday a Jerusalem court ordered police to release all of the suspects in the rampage in the Arab town of Huwara following the murder of two brothers, Hallel Yaniv and Yagel Yaniv from the settlement of Har Bracha, on Sunday. But the Defense Ministry signed off on an administrative detention order for two of the suspects, one of them a minor. What does this mean?

On Wednesday, Israeli troops arrested the alleged terrorists who carried out a deadly shooting attack Monday that killed Israeli-American Elan Ganeles near Jericho. Fabian explains how it played out.

On the heels of the riot in Huwara, several politicians have weighed in, including Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, head of the Religious Zionism party. Keller-Lynn describes his statements and their continued ripple effect.

A soldier was arrested late last night for attempting to smuggle two Palestinians through a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Elad. We hear what is unusual here.

And finally, ahead of what appears to be another stormy week for and against the judicial overhaul in the Knesset, Keller-Lynn gives us a rundown of what to expect.

Discussed articles include:

Hundreds of thousands protest government; new ‘disruption day’ called for Thursday

Soldiers, Israeli peace activists clash as army blocks solidarity march to Huwara

Two suspects in Huwara rampage, one a minor, sent to administrative detention

IDF arrests suspected terrorists behind deadly Jericho attack as victim is buried

Smotrich’s DC visit still on amid uproar, but US officials not planning to meet him

Netanyahu welcomes Smotrich’s retraction of ‘inappropriate’ call to wipe out Huwara

Israel’s judicial overhaul: What is the coalition planning and where does it stand?

What Matters Now to Haviv Rettig Gur: Taking advantage of this ‘moment of decisions’

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