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Tuesday, March 14, 2023
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Liberman: 'This insane government will break Israel in two'
MKs approve 1st reading of override clause, in major step toward judicial overhaul
All key elements of legislation to bring judiciary under near-complete political control now close to becoming law; as protests escalate, Herzog seeks ‘formula of balance and hope’
Opposition heads vow to boycott final votes on overhaul; PM attacks ‘leftist’ media
Hours before Knesset votes, Edelstein questions coalition’s judicial overhaul push
MKs advance bill to prevent High Court ordering a PM recused for conflict of interest
Legislation barring premier from being required to leave office, except in cases of mental or physical incapacitation, slammed as ‘tailored exactly to Netanyahu’s measurements’
Report: PM halts statistics bureau hires after failed bid to name loyalist as chief
Daily Briefing Mar. 14: As judicial overhaul is voted on, how will Herzog respond?
Disengagement repeal law for northern West Bank approved in first reading
Reversing sections of the 2005 disengagement law is critical for the government’s goal of legalizing the illegal settlement outpost of Homesh
Police chief said to order senior cops to avoid direct contact with Itamar Ben Gvir
Far-right MK probed by police for terror incitement after calling for ‘burnt Huwara’
In this conversation with Joanne Greenaway, we discuss the communal function of the Mishkan’s construction and its significance as Shemot’s concluding section.
Haviv Rettig Gur
Anatomy of a self-sabotaging reform
The judicial reformers claim to want democracy, which requires compromise, which requires trust. Why, then, did they start with such an extreme version of their reform?
‘Stop this madness’: Tech, manufacturing groups back Herzog in judicial deal push
Protesters demand AIPAC oppose judicial push, as delegation set to meet Netanyahu
Iran-Saudi Arabia deal a dangerous sign of Western retreat
The China-brokered rapprochement bolsters a growing global authoritarian nexus that opposes democracy and human rights
Herzl’s vision goes deeper than a safe haven
As Israel’s Minister of Heritage, my sacred duty is to connect those detached from our people to our forefather, Abraham
Government of the people means government of ALL the people
This battle is not left vs. right, it’s between those who embrace democracy and those seeking to institute majority rule
Simcha Rothman: Making liberal dreams come true?
The MK and his allies should bear in mind that the checks and balances they aim to erase protect their core values, too
Peer-reviewed research published in Science Advances
Israeli scientists produce world’s first mRNA vaccine for bacteria
By focusing on key differences between viruses and bacteria, researchers elicit strong immune responses in mice against Plague pathogen that killed millions in Middle Ages
Some 175,000 Israeli kids not immunized against polio virus — Health Ministry
As Saudis sidle up to Iran, some see US apathy, Israeli political chaos to blame
In July of last year, days before US President Joe Biden touched down in Israel before flying to Saudi Arabia, then-opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up to the cameras in the Knesset to make the case for his return to power. Among other things, his argument rested on the idea that only he could follow...
‘Early days’: Middle East officials, analysts cautious on Iran-Saudi deal
Live updates (closed)
50 ministers, coalition MKs urge Gallant to free 4 Jewish administrative detainees
Defense minister responds that the settler extremists are highly dangerous, 2 of them took part in Huwara riot, planned more violence; says releasing them would be ‘backing terror’
Kohelet, think tank that shaped overhaul, announces compromise version for 'agreed reform'
Netanyahu said to bar ministers from meeting US officials until Biden invites him
US summons Russian ambassador over drone crash
Settlement yeshiva head: 'Legal reform isn't worth the rift'
At rallies against government, a right-wing anti-overhaul movement takes shape
Some 12,000 people have attended three demonstrations so far by conservatives keen on compromise, organizers say
Anti-overhaul activists tie themselves together, block road near ministries; 10 held
On trip to the US, high-level IDF veterans issue warning against judicial overhaul
Military officers warn Congress members, Jewish community that government policies undermine IDF’s standing as a moral army, open fissures in society, threaten national security
Diplomat in Paris warns that French pro-Israel voices are increasingly critical
Military pilots said angry at Netanyahu for using them as pawns in deception tactic
Undercover cops infiltrating anti-overhaul protests in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem – report
Undercover police officers are posing as protesters at rallies against the government overhaul in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to collect information on those attending the demonstrations, the Haaretz daily reported Tuesday. Mass protests against the government’s controversial plans to remake the judicial system, weakening its powers to act...
Young woman told to remove anti-overhaul protest sweatshirt to visit Western Wall
Teen girl’s song nixed from municipal show over ultra-Orthodox man in audience
Merom HaGalil Regional Council education chief apologizes for snap decision to drop 13-year-old from event, says he was only trying to protect her from offense if people walked out
With deal reached, education minister ends bid to control National Library board
Yoav Kisch to appoint one member of board of directors and one of audit committee, hails ‘new era for National Library’; reports say government caved to pressure from major donors
'You can’t just erase what they did during the war'
As Europe celebrates its past, US Holocaust envoy reminds states of their darker side
Ellen Germain is keeping tabs as certain countries quietly attempt to revise their histories, working to ensure that a fair and nuanced vision of the past is maintained
Israel loses 10-0 to Puerto Rico in World Baseball Classic’s 1st-ever perfect game
No Israeli batters make it on base in dispiriting loss; team faces vaunted Dominican Republic and Venezuela in the coming days
Jodi Picoult’s Holocaust novel removed as Florida school district purges libraries
Far-right MK Avi Maoz threatens to quit coalition if he doesn’t get promised powers
Air defense officer sentenced to 4 years, 9 months for sex crimes against subordinates
Israel shares drop, led by SVB fallout fears; analysts see less risk to local banks
Forecast of short supply of building materials until 2040 further imperils housing
Australian literary fest hosts Palestinian writers who peddle antisemitic tropes
Israel releases octogenarian behind Karine A arms smuggling ship
2nd shuttered US bank was co-founded by major Jewish donor Scott Shay
Ex-aide jailed over Jordan royal coup hospitalized following hunger strike
Gaza fishermen celebrate catching dozens of endangered manta rays
Rescuers search for 2 after crane topples into water near Ashkelon
25 arrested on suspicion of weapons trafficking after 8-month undercover police op
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