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.
Editor David Horovitz and political correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn join host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
Keller-Lynn breaks down for us what exactly is happening right now with Meretz, after its MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi quit the coalition — but not the Knesset — last week. Is this the end of the government? The end of Meretz as a party?
Likud #2 MK Yuli Edelstein has issued a bold statement: On Saturday he called for the opposition faction to hold leadership primaries if its leader, former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, cannot form a government in the current Knesset if the ruling coalition collapses. Is this at all possible?
Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still having his day in court. What is happening in Case 4000 after the shaky testimony from state’s witness Shlomo Filber?
Finally, we’ll host our first ToI@10 event on Tuesday night. Horovitz gives a sneak preview of his interview with author Matti Friedman, whose new book tells the surreal story of Leonard Cohen’s 1973 Yom Kippur War frontlines tour.