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Daily Briefing Nov. 7: Day 32 – Ukrainian kids who fled to Israel escape war again

Legal reporter Jeremy Sharon on indictments for incitement to racism and violence; education reporter Gavriel Fiske on universities’ support for their student reservists

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.

For the latest updates, please look at The Times of Israel’s ongoing live blog.

Discussed articles include:

Live blog November 7, 2023

Zero indictments for incitement against Arabs filed despite widespread online hate

Bill to ban ‘systematic’ viewing of terror content readied for final Knesset passage

Levin says he’ll convene Judicial Selection Committee, after months of delays

Twice evacuated from war zones, Ukrainian children wait for the battles to end

THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Civilians and soldiers killed in Hamas’s onslaught on Israel

THOSE WE ARE MISSING: The hostages and victims whose fate is still unknown

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