Daily Briefing Mar. 19: Did Herzog drop the ball with his ‘People’s Framework’?


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 to Thursday.

Senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur and military correspondent Emanuel Fabian join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s show.

For the 11th straight week, protesters against the judicial reform took to the streets on Saturday night. According to a count from the Crowd Solution company that Channel 13 news cited, 260,000 people demonstrated together across the country. But what seemed different this time was an increased level of violence against protesters. Fabian provides an update.

On Saturday, the Palestinians violently attacked two German tourists who entered the West Bank north of the city of Nablus in an Israeli vehicle that shared a ride from Tel Aviv. Fabian explains what we know so far.

On Wednesday night all eyes were on President Isaac Herzog as he unveiled his “People’s Framework” proposal to replace the government’s plans to completely reform the judicial system. Rettig explains how, even after hours of talks, Herzog probably dropped the ball.

Articles discussed include:

As violence against protesters escalates, opposition blames Netanyahu for ‘incitement’

‘Destroying Zionism’: protest overhaul; escalation of violence against demonstrators

Two German tourists attacked by a Palestinian after entering Nablus with an Israeli car

Warning of civil war, Herzog unveils framework for judicial reform; PM rejects it

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