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Daily Briefing Nov. 17 – Will limiting the PM’s term transform Israeli politics?

Political reporter Tal Schneider on term limits, and the coming bombshell testimony in Netanyahu’s trial; US correspondent Jacob Magid on the new Israeli ambassador to the US

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 Tal Schneider and US correspondent Jacob Magid join Raoul Wootliff on today’s podcast.

On today’s show, we start with a look at this week’s visits to Israel by US ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield and US Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley – who they met and why their visits matter.

Magid tells us about Israel’s newly appointed Ambassador to the US Michael Herzog and the message he brings with the beginning of his tenure.

Turning to Israeli politics, we assess the bill given initial approval by ministers this week to set term limits for the prime minister.

And Schneider looks at a key witness set to give testimony in the ongoing criminal trial of Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Discussed articles include:

Visiting US envoy to Bennett: Biden shares commitment to new ‘spirit of cooperation’

US envoy arrives in Israel on Mideast tour; not expected to meet PM Bennett

New Israeli ambassador to US Mike Herzog pledges to keep Israel a nonpartisan issue

Ministers approve bill setting term limits for prime ministers

Ex-Netanyahu aide said set to testify to family’s involvement in media matters

Netanyahu makes rare court appearance as ex-aide’s testimony delayed

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