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Daily Briefing Mar. 9: Five tools in Herzog’s pocket to help push a compromise

Political correspondent Tal Schneider conducts a mini-interview with opposition head Yair Lapid, legal affairs reporter Jeremy Sharon unpacks a potential ‘alternative’ reform plan

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 correspondent Tal Schneider and legal affairs reporter Jeremy Sharon join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s episode.

Ahead of judicial overhaul protesters’ Day of Resistance today, Schneider spoke with head of the opposition Yair Lapid and asked him what he thinks about refusal to perform reserve duty, how President Isaac Herzog can serve as chief negotiator and how he, Lapid, is working toward compromise.

Several high-profile thinkers, including former justice minister Daniel Friedmann and former national security adviser Giora Eiland, offered a “compromise” judicial overhaul plan. Sharon tells us more about this plan before Schneider explains why it may all be a smokescreen.

Schneider drills down into what potential role Herzog could serve as chief negotiator and what tools the president actually has. What are his five options that she set out in a Zman Yisrael article?

Discussed articles include:

Overhaul protesters gear up for ‘day of resistance’ throughout the country Thursday

Government tentatively welcomes judicial overhaul compromise, opposition unimpressed

‘A bad plan’: Think tank, legal scholars reject Friedmann overhaul compromise

Coalition to speed judicial overhaul bill toward final Knesset votes next week

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