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Daily Briefing Sept. 7: As Ohana foments revolt against court, who is his audience?

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Senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur on why the speaker of the Knesset is threatening not to uphold a High Court decision; news editor Amy Spiro on a forgotten 1974 terrorist attack

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.

Senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur and news editor Amy Spiro join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s episode.

Masses of right-wing supporters of the current government’s judicial overhaul are set to rally in Jerusalem tonight in a “Liberty Demonstration” to urge the top court not to intervene following a speech by Speaker of the Knesset Amir Ohana last night in which he suggested, among other things, that the coalition may not accept a potential High Court of Justice ruling next week to nullify the so-called reasonableness law. Who was Ohana really speaking to?

Calls for compromise on the judicial overhaul are coming from all sides of the issue. How sincere are they?

A tragic 1974 attack took 18 lives in Kiryat Shmona. Hear how the new film “A Haunted House” seeks to restore the incident in public memory and explore why it ended up forgotten.

Discussed articles include:

Knesset speaker signals coalition won’t accept High Court voiding of Basic Laws

Masses expected at Jerusalem pro-overhaul rally ahead of constitutional face-off

Netanyahu is begging for an overhaul lifeline. Nobody wants to give him a way out

Herzog: Dialogue the only solution to ‘constitutional crisis’ public wishes to end

Almost 50 years after forgotten Kiryat Shmona massacre, a new film seeks to remind us

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