TOI talks: Alleged corruption, real disappointment
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TOI talks: Alleged corruption, real disappointment

On this week’s episode: New graft investigations of senior Israeli politicians; the end of the diplomatic standoff with Brazil and the renewed battle over Ran Baratz; Sundays off; and charging for plastic bags

Raoul Wootliff is the The Times of Israel's political correspondent.

The panel this week discusses the graft allegations and investigations into interior minister-turned-convict-turned-Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and opposition leader Isaac Herzog, and the disappointing state of Israeli politics given the numerous cases of fraud and corruption.

This week saw the end of the diplomatic standoff with Brazil as Israel backed down over nominating former settler leader Dani Dayan as ambassador, and the renewal of the battle over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s media adviser Ran Baratz. The panel explores whether the two are connected.

As an old proposal to make Sunday a day off in Israel is revived, the panel looks at the effects the plan could have on Israelis’ work and play.

Plus, a look at a bill that made it into law this week: a charge of 10 agorot ($0.03) on plastic bags in supermarkets and convenience stores.

On this week’s panel:

Founding editor David Horovitz
Ops and blogs editor Miriam Herschlag
Deputy editor Sara Miller

Host and producer Raoul Wootliff

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