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Daily Briefing May 10: Coalition gets by with a little help from some ‘friends’

Palestinian affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman weighs in on Temple Mount a year after the 11-day Gaza war; US correspondent Jacob Magid unravels the recent settlements dustup

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.

US correspondent Jacob Magid and Palestinian affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman join host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

There was an action-packed Knesset session yesterday in which the coalition fought off two votes of no confidence, with a little help from — not Ra’am, which is still in the midst of a freeze on voting with the coalition — but its “friends” in the opposition, six-member Arab Joint List party. What’s going on here?

Jordanian King Hussein is set to meet with US President Joe Biden at the White House. Among the topics up for discussion is a demand from Jordan that it be allowed to increase the staff of the Waqf, which is responsible for day-to-day administration of the Temple Mount.

Last week we began hearing reports that Israel is planning to greenlight some 4,000 new units in Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Additionally, it will legalize some already built neighborhoods and settlements. Predictably, the US opposed, saying it would harm the path towards a two-state solution. How does this affect the US-PA relationship?

Yesterday, Judge Khaled Kabub became the first Muslim appointed to Israel’s Supreme Court. The 64-year-old Kabub, who until now served as vice president of the Tel Aviv District Court, will take the place of retiring justice Neal Hendel. Who is he?

Discussed articles include:

Coalition fends off no-confidence challenges as Knesset gets back to work

Jordanian king expected to meet Biden at White House amid Temple Mount tensions

Israel denies deal with Jordan to expand Waqf staff on Temple Mount

US slams slated settlement approvals: ‘Deeply damages prospect for 2 state solution’

Israel set to advance 4,000 settlement homes, testing US opposition

Khaled Kabub sworn in as Israeli Supreme Court’s first Muslim justice

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