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Daily Briefing May 12: Ra’am saves coalition, again, in thunderous Knesset session

The death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh; an action-packed day at the Knesset; and a Jewish organizational kerfuffle

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 Carrie Keller-Lynn and Diaspora affairs correspondent Judah Ari Gross join host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

We begin with a briefing on the tragic death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, who was shot in the head during clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen while covering an Israeli army operation in the West Bank city of Jenin on Wednesday.

Yesterday was an action-packed day in the Knesset. Let’s hear what did — and didn’t — happen.

Gross describes takeaways from a new survey out of the Jewish People Policy Institute that shows deepening entrenchment of attitudes among different segments of Israeli society.

And finally, we hear about a kerfuffle between the Jewish Agency, the World Zionist Organization and Women of the Wall.

Discussed articles include:

Palestinians refuse joint Israeli probe into reporter’s death; won’t transfer bullet

Likud pulls bill to dissolve Knesset after Ra’am gives coalition another chance

Poll: In Israel, right-wing Jews now less likely to see shared future with Arabs

Jewish Agency pans violence against Women of the Wall at event its own chief backed

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