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Daily Briefing May 2: Opposition flexes at the Knesset

Political reporter Carrie Keller-Lynn discusses a special parliament session and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman reports on an Israel travel restrictions for US armed forces

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 reporter Carrie Keller-Lynn and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Keller-Lynn speaks about Monday’s special Knesset plenum session requested by the opposition Likud party as it prepares to battle the coalition ahead of the May 8 start of the summer session, following a Passover break.

Berman discusses a recently unveiled issue regarding members of the US armed forces who are restricted from traveling on leave to countries in the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility (AOR), which now includes Israel.

Keller-Lynn talks about her upcoming feature regarding Arabic-language education in Israeli schools and why many Israeli Jews who learn Arabic can’t actually speak the language.

Berman unpacks his profile about Trump friend and Christian Zionist leader Mike Evans, who has traveled to Ukraine four times in the last few months to support Ukrainian Jews.

Discussed articles include:

Ahead of early budget fight, Shaked plans to streamline small business regulations

New US Armed Forces rules forbid soldiers from non-official travel to Israel, region

In Jerusalem, a Christian Zionist leader makes it his mission to save Ukraine’s Jews

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