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Wednesday, March 8, 2023
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Sa'ar: It's the same proposal in a Purim costume
Government tentatively welcomes judicial overhaul compromise, opposition unimpressed
Proposals made by ex-justice minister Friedmann and others moderate plans to take control over judicial appointments and to radically restrict judicial review by High Court
Coalition to speed judicial overhaul bill toward final Knesset votes next week
PM said turning up heat on Levin for judicial compromise, but Knesset blitz goes on
Haviv Rettig Gur
No longer willing to carry the burden: Reservist protest hints at deeper crisis
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to fly to Italy on Thursday. It won’t be the flight he dreamed of. According to numerous Hebrew media reports, Netanyahu and his wife Sara prefer to fly abroad in a more modern 777 plane, which has seats that fold out into full beds, and not in the aging...
Reservists reportedly still frustrated after meeting defense brass over protests
Protesting air force pilots agree to hold talks on base, but won’t train
Alleged Huwara terrorist among six Palestinians killed as IDF raids Jenin
PM praises troops who ‘eliminated the despicable terrorist’ behind killing of 2 brothers last week; 3 Yamam officers hurt in exchange of fire with gunmen during operation
Explosive device detonated near IDF troops on Gaza border; tanks shell Hamas post
Rocket launched from Gaza at southern Israel after deadly West Bank raid
On Purim, help Ukrainian Jewish refugees prepare for Passover
Chabad of Poland will be sending out Seder Kits with Matzah, Wine, Passover traditional food, and other basic needs to over 2,000 Jewish refugees throughout Poland and Ukraine.
Tech unicorn taking $500 million out of Israel, offers some staff relocation packages
Riskified CEO worried gov’t may limit transfers amid financial instability; says limited number of workers can relocate to Portugal, others will have support if move independently
Moody’s warns judicial shakeup could scorch Israel’s credit outlook
Economist at think tank behind overhaul now warns of cost, unlimited government power
Crunch time for Israeli democracy
This Editor’s Note was sent out earlier Wednesday in ToI’s weekly update email to members of the Times of Israel Community. To receive these Editor’s Notes as they’re released, join the ToI Community here. It's crunch time for Israeli democracy. Simcha Rothman, the chairman of the Knesset's Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, has scheduled sessions from Sunday through Wednesday of next week...
Diaspora minister: Reservist protesters are ‘a gift to Hamas, Iran and Hezbollah’
Netanyahu warns Likud lawmakers against disparaging reservist protesters
Live updates (closed)
US officials won’t be speaking at Israel Bonds confab alongside Smotrich
Source says organization extended invite to several in the administration before finance minister called last week to ‘wipe out’ Palestinian town of Huwara
Israel unveils song Noa Kirel will be performing at the 2023 Eurovision: "Unicorn"
Reserve commandos say won't be able 'to stand aloof' if judicial overhaul passes
Iran urged to free reporter who covered poisonings of schoolgirls
It’s about the women
Half of Israel’s populace has no ministerial representation and could soon lose rights historically protected by the courts
The Levin-Rothman plan 101 (yes, this will be on the test)
Some actual facts for college and university students whose teachers are under attack for teaching actual facts
The UN’s ‘unofficial man’
Raphael Lemkin, a stateless Jewish refugee who died penniless, gave mankind’s greatest crime its name
When an Israeli trained Syrians to clear landmines
A recent exchange of life-saving knowledge bypassed long-held hatreds and demonstrated the potential benefits of peace
Police ordered on high alert in Jerusalem after deadly Jenin raid
Cops to be visibly deployed around city in large numbers, especially in flashpoint areas where both Jews and Arabs live, as capital marks Purim holiday
US backs Israeli right to self-defense after deadly IDF raid in Jenin
UN special coordinator condemns ‘appalling’ new settler attacks in Huwara
Netanyahu expected to take helicopter to airport to avoid protests
Demonstrators planning ‘national day of resistance’ on Thursday said aiming to block route to airport while prime minister scheduled to fly to Italy for official visit
Anti-overhaul activists glue themselves to floor at government offices in Tel Aviv
Daily Briefing Mar. 8: Israel on alert after IDF Jenin raid kills brothers’ shooter
International Women's Day
From seamstress to software developer: A female community helps women take the leap
Ruth Polachek, founder of she codes, says if women focus and persevere they can make up 50% of software developers and triple their salary
Insurtech startup raises $42.5m in fresh funds to help elderly ‘age successfully’
Purim recipe inside
'I had a lot working against me - but also working for me'
How weight-loss guru Ilana Muhlstein rose from ‘big’ to huge social media sensation
The dietician, best-selling author, mom and TikTok queen is a self-made success story – and now she’s teamed up with Gal Gadot
Even 84% enrichment doesn’t make it any easier for Israel to move West on Iran
Top Israeli officials are zooming to capitals around the world to try to move the West closer to Jerusalem's hawkish stance on Iran's nuclear program. Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer and National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi met on Monday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan in Washington to...
At least 3 said killed in drone strike in Syria targeting Iran-backed militia
Iran said to have supplied Russia with large shipment of ammunition
'He's saying, if I have a religion, it's showbusiness'
A history of Mel Brooks as a ‘disobedient Jew’
In new biography, Jeremy Dauber breaks down how the comedian and director just couldn’t help being a loving iconoclast skewering the establishment
'We teach the land of Israel by hiking it'
Students on northern Israel field trip stumble onto 1,500-year-old lioness carving
Lucky group from the Kinneret Academic College led by Prof. Mordechai Aviam discovers basalt sculpture that likely adorned synagogue, and a rare 1,800-year-old coin, on same day
'It is kind of the one kosher thing women are able to do'
In Orthodox communities where women don’t read Torah, Purim offers rare opportunity
Over the decades, women’s Megillah readings have moved from cutting-edge to squarely within the norm, marking the growth of Orthodox feminism and its expression in Jewish ritual
Jews in Kyiv celebrate second wartime Purim with renewed resolve and optimism
MARCEL GASCÓN BARBERÁ
Jewish Ukrainians mark festive holiday with commitment to community and in better spirits than last year
Ukrainian refugees celebrate Purim in Berlin, but fears of war linger
4 patients receive corneal transplants from brothers killed in terror attack
25 ex-police chiefs, commanders to PM: Ben Gvir’s policies will lead to 3rd intifada
Nobel Prize winners plead for halt to government takeover of National Library
Police minister clowns around with settlers for Purim in flashpoint Hebron
In first since Jerusalem terror shooting, seriously hurt IDF officer puts uniform on
Judy Heumann, Jewish American disability advocate who spurred a movement, dies at 75
UK government hits back at comparison of refugee policy to Nazi Germany rhetoric
Lebanese man grabs rifle magazine from soldier during border tussle, IDF says
Israel, Poland reach agreement to resume school Holocaust trips after 3-year hiatus
Navy vet with plans to ‘wipe out’ US Jews found guilty in capitol insurrection
Netanyahu said to remove Prime Minister’s Office veteran because she served Bennett
Mayor of ultra-Orthodox city Elad hands out cigarettes to children at Purim party
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