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.
ToI founding editor David Horovitz and Startup Israel editor Ricky Ben David join today’s podcast, hosted by Jessica Steinberg.
Horovitz discusses the political ramifications of the budget, relatively smoothly passed ahead of the November 14 deadline, and what that means for the Bennett-Lapid coalition and for former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his hopes of regaining power.
Ben-David looks at the reforms included in the budget, and what it will take to implement the ambitious plans in health, housing, education, finance, agriculture, kosher supervision and beyond.
Horovitz offers a view of the Friday scuffles at the Western Wall and the changes that could take place in the ongoing battles over religion in Israel, with Reform rabbi Gilad Kariv in the Knesset; a Modern Orthodox, not ultra-Orthodox, minister of religious affairs in the person of Matan Kahana; and the ultra-Orthodox parties in the opposition.
Finally, Ben-David updates us about the Herzliya company that won an Emmy for its television technology.
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