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Daily Briefing May 26: Political minefield at West Bank settlement Homesh

Political reporter Carrie Keller-Lynn is debriefed on a crazy week before heading off to the Homesh hotspot; news editor Amy Spiro uses reality TV as a window into Israel’s reality

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 news editor Amy Spiro join host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

Keller-Lynn is heading to the West Bank settlement of Homesh to report on what she calls the next big landmine for the coalition. Let’s hear why.

A story that spread like wildfire this week is the issue of prayer on the Temple Mount. What happened last night in the case of two youths who were caught reciting the Hebrew prayer “Shema” on the Temple Mount?

Rumors are flying that former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is negotiating with the coalition for a rotation government. Keller-Lynn wouldn’t bet her money on it, and here’s why.

Spiro turns her addiction to the television program “Married at First Sight” to good use with an analysis: “When reality TV meets the reality of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate.” Do depictions of civil and gay marriage on national TV say anything about Israeli society?

Discussed articles include:

Next coalition crisis? Ahead of High Court debate, Gantz says Homesh to be evacuated

Shaked to do ‘everything’ to prevent evacuation of illegal West Bank outpost Homesh

Judge rules against Jews who prayed at Temple Mount, accepting state’s appeal

US pushing Israel to reroute controversial Jerusalem march away from Muslim Quarter

When reality TV meets the reality of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate

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