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Daily Briefing May 22: The reality TV that is the Knesset just got more dramatic

Editor David Horovitz, political correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn brief us on Meretz chaos, a Likud primary call & Netanyahu’s trial. PLUS: A sneak preview of our 1st [email protected] event

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 [email protected] 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.

Discussed articles include:

Progress said made to return Meretz MK to coalition, or have her not vote against it

Likud No. 2 demands primary if coalition falls but Netanyahu can’t form new gov’t

Bribery charge against Netanyahu may be weakened but case not over, say experts

Why Leonard Cohen joined a war to sing for his brothers, and never spoke of it again

Tickets here! J’lem, May 24: Matti Friedman on Leonard Cohen’s Yom Kippur War tour

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