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Daily Briefing Oct. 2: Nasrallah changes tune on maritime borders; security update

Editor David Horovitz on increasingly brazen legislators’ calls to overturn the judicial system; military correspondent Emanuel Fabian on how luck may soon run out in the West Bank

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.

Editor David Horovitz and military correspondent Emanuel Fabian join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s episode.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Yair Lapid ordered Israeli security forces to remain in an enhanced state of readiness, given an uptick in violence in the West Bank. Since that order, there have been several incidents. We start with what happened this morning in a shooting near Elon Moreh that was claimed by a new Palestinian militia, the Lion’s Den.

On Saturday, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah lauded a US-mediated draft proposal to resolve a maritime border dispute between Israel and Lebanon as “a very important step.” He said that the emerging deal opens up “new and promising horizons for the people of Lebanon by rescuing the country from the crisis it has fallen into.” Why this change in tone?

On Saturday, Shas party leader Aryeh Deri said that a government under opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu would pass a bill to enable it to overrule High Court decisions. We hear about additional legislators threatening judicial changes.

According to a recent Axios report, last month Robert Menendez, chairman of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, warned Netanyahu that including extreme-right lawmakers in a potential future government would harm US-Israel relations. Horovitz explains why it is not only external ties that may be harmed.

Discussed articles include:

Amid rising West Bank violence, Lapid orders forces to remain on high alert

Gunmen target taxi, bus in West Bank terror attack; 1 lightly injured

Police say Palestinian killed after trying to hurl firebomb at cops near Jerusalem

Shots fired at Israeli vehicle in southern West Bank; IDF launches manhunt

In subdued comments, Nasrallah calls maritime border deal proposal ‘important step’

Shas chief: If judges bar me from being a minister, we’ll legislate to overrule them

Top senator said to warn Netanyahu that having Ben Gvir in gov’t would harm US ties

To overturn the evil decree

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