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Daily Briefing May 9: Knesset starts summer session as Russia mulls options

Political correspondent Tal Schneider discusses what’s ahead in the Knesset as diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman looks at Victory Day’s ramifications for Ukraine

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 writer Tal Schneider and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Schneider offers a look at the expected atmosphere in the Knesset Monday as the politicians return for the summer session, with a coalition crisis and opposition party Likud talking confidently about bringing down the current government.

Berman discusses Victory Day for Russia, as Putin considers his possibilities in his ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Berman also talks about the removal of Russian mercenaries from Syria, and whether that poses any kind of threat for Israel.

Steinberg discusses the ongoing efforts of kosher supervisory alternatives in Israel, as a new Jerusalem restaurant abruptly switched from the Tzohar kosher supervision to a non-kosher status.

Discussed articles include:

Knesset reopens with coalition teetering, opposition seeking to bring down gov’t

Russia said to pull troops from Syria to bolster forces in Ukraine

Jerusalem cocktail bar drops kosher certification in bid for broader clientele

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