Daily Briefing July 6 – The coalition loses first battle as opposition wages war

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.

Today’s panel comprises our political correspondent Tal Schneider and our military correspondent Judah Ari Gross, along with host Raoul Wootliff.

In a blow to the coalition, the Knesset knocks down the extension of the family unification law preventing Palestinian spouses of Israelis from gaining citizenship rights. What does this mean for the coalition? What is opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s game? And, what now?

Amid a continued rise in COVID cases and findings showing that the vaccines are less effective against the Delta variant, Israel is considering the benefits of a third shot, all while it signs a deal to trade vaccines with South Korea. We try to work out what the government’s plan is.

As the death toll in the Florida building collapse hits 28, officials say the chances of finding more survivors is “close to zero.” We hear what aid the IDF team there has provided and why it is planning to stay another week.

And finally, we’ll talk about the developing role of female soldiers in the IDF.

Discussed articles include:

In blow to coalition, Knesset knocks down extension of family unification law

Coalition casts Netanyahu bloc as Joint List’s ‘useful idiot’ after Knesset loss

Government reaches agreement on six-month extension on family unification law

After Palestinians reject deal, Israel to send 700,000 vaccines to South Korea

As Florida toll hits 28, official says chances of more survivors ‘close to zero’

Rescue efforts resume in Florida after demolition of remaining part of condo

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