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.
Today’s panel comprises founding editor David Horovitz and senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
A day after the big election day, votes are still being counted. Our panel sorts out what we know and what we think will happen as the Islamic party Ra’am crosses the electoral threshold and changes the coalition map-making.
We discuss the chances of the strange casserole of a Likud-led coalition that includes Ra’am; the anti-Arab, Kahanist party Otzma Yehudit; and the religious, anti-gay Noam party.
In other news, despite some polling to the opposite, Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party has more than crossed the threshold, apparently along with the once-dying Labor party and Meretz.