Times of Israel Podcast

Podcast: Daily Briefing Mar. 29 – With all votes counted, who holds the cards?

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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 editor David Horovitz and senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

The final vote count of the March 23 Israeli national elections is in, so we know who is filling the seats in the Knesset. What is still up in the air is who will be steering the ship.

Our panelists explain the idea of a narrow majority government led by the anti-Netanyahu bloc, versus the chances of a few right-leaning members of that bloc defecting into the pro-Netanyahu camp. What is the deal with defectors?

Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid has spent the past several days meeting with a disparate group of personalities trying to cobble together a one-year “healing” government. Is he getting any love? And who really holds the cards?

Discussed articles include:

Is a fifth election now a self-fulfilling prophecy?

1-year ‘government of healing’ mooted by anti-Netanyahu bloc, but huge obstacles

Lapid meets with Gantz as he continues to muster support; Yamina lashes out

Liberman indicates he will recommend Lapid form next government

Lapid and Abbas hold talks on forming government, say will continue discussions

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