Daily Briefing May 17: Once hailed as Israel’s MLK, Ayman Odeh is leaving the Knesset
Legal reporter Jeremy Sharon previews tomorrow’s controversial Flag March; Knesset correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn reports on judicial overhaul negotiations and budget battles
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 legal reporter Jeremy Sharon join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s episode.
We hear an update from Keller-Lynn about what is happening in the Knesset with the now-pressing battle over the budget.
Yesterday, Hadash head Ayman Odeh, the longtime leader of the country’s main Arab political bloc, said he will not run for office again. There are some rumors he may run for Haifa mayor. Keller-Lynn sheds light.
After two months of judicial overhaul negotiations at the President’s Residence, it appears President Isaac Herzog is losing his patience. What happened yesterday?
Borschel-Dan ends the program with a 2,000-year-old inscription discovered in Jerusalem’s City of David. While mundane in content, it offers potentially deep insight.
Discussed articles include:
Police brace for all possibilities at Jerusalem Flag March as Hamas issues threats
Arab political leader Ayman Odeh says he won’t run for office again
Herzog urges progress at overhaul talks as sources indicate little movement
2,000-year-old ledger found in City of David points to widespread 2nd Temple literacy
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