'Major' constitutional crisis & secret to Israel's happiness
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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.
Editor David Horovitz and environment reporter Sue Surkes join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today's episode.
MK Simcha Rothman's revised version of the bill changing the mechanism of judicial appointments is set to be brought before Rothman’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee today to be readied for its second and third (final) readings in the plenum. Horovitz explains what the new bill entails and its significance to the judicial branch as a whole.
The United Nations released its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Synthesis Report yesterday. With a focus on Israel, Surkes breaks down some areas where the country is moving away from its commitments.
Surkes recently visited the Hula Lake where she investigated what's happening with migrating cranes. She describes the natural grandeur.
And finally, Horovitz gives some insight into Israe's surprisingly high fourth-place ranking in the UN-sponsored World Happiness index.
Discussed articles include:
Ostensibly softened, Rothman bill gives coalition broad control over choice of judges
Changes to judicial overhaul leave just 10 days to re-do constitutional framework
‘Red line we won’t accept’: Levin warns Court not to block judicial appointments bill
Scientists urge further cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2035 to meet Paris goals
Israel soars to 4th place in global happiness list, highest since ranking started
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IMAGE: Cranes seen at the Hula Lake in northern Israel on January 26, 2023. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
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