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.
Legal correspondent Jeremy Sharon and education reporter Gavriel Fiske join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s episode.
Today, Israel marks one month since the October 7 massacre with a day of mourning that includes an 11 a.m. minute of silence, flags lowered to half-staff and memorial ceremonies held in schools and town squares throughout the day.
The State Attorney’s Office has not issued any indictments for incitement to violence or racism against either Arabs or those deemed “leftists” since Hamas’s October 7 atrocities, despite inflammatory rhetoric on social media over the past month. But in the same time period, the State Attorney’s Office has filed dozens of indictments against Arab citizens for incitement to terrorism, based almost exclusively on inflammatory social media posts. Sharon explains.
Sharon fills us in on the status of legislation that would outlaw the systematic consumption of media published or disseminated by terrorist organizations.
In a surprise twist to the ongoing judicial reform debate, Sharon updates us on an announcement from Justice Minister Yariv Levin that he will convene the Judicial Selection Committee — maybe.
Fiske, in his first podcast appearance, talks about how Israel’s universities are supporting their students after many are called up to reserve duty.
Since October 7, volunteering has been off the charts. Fiske brings two studies that crunch the numbers.
Ukrainian children living in a group foster home that were evacuated to Israel due to the war back home were again evacuated on October 8 — from Ashkelon. Fiske joined them in Kfar Chabad and reports back.
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