Despite forceful opposition, Israel’s government passed a judicial reform law that limits the ability of the country’s Supreme Court to overrule the government. In this audio short, our columnist Tom Friedman explains how the new law could destabilize the United States’ relationship with Israel and complicate American interests in the Middle East. “We are in a completely new phase now of relations between America and the Jewish state,” Friedman says.
(A full transcript of this audio essay will be available midday on the Times website.)
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This Times Opinion piece was produced by Sophia Alvarez Boyd and Jillian Weinberger. It was edited by Kaari Pitkin and Annie-Rose Strasser. Mixing by Efim Shapiro. Original music by Efim Shapiro, Carole Sabouraud, Pat McCusker. Fact-checking by Mary Marge Locker.