Your Tuesday Briefing: Israel’s Governing Coalition Collapses

Your Tuesday Briefing: Israel’s Governing Coalition Collapses


We are covering the link between the collapse of the Israeli government alliance and China’s battery manufacturing and forced labor in Xinjiang.

The government of Israel will unite. Vote to dissolve parliament before the end of the month.The Prime Minister’s Office said that the country has to be sent to the fifth election in three years.

The fall comes after weeks of paralysis caused by the defection of two right-wing lawmakers and repeated uprisings by three others – leaving Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s coalition without a majority in parliament. The result threw a political lifeline for Benjamin Netanyahu, the former prime minister who resigned last June and whose Likud party is currently leading the polls.

The election, which is expected to take place in the fall, comes at a time when Palestinian attacks on Israelis have increased and the shadow war between Israel and Iran has escalated.

The current coalition agreement requires that the foreign minister and a centrist former broadcaster, Yair Lapid, take over as interim prime minister if deviations from the right start early elections. If the agreement is respected, Lapid will lead the government for at least several months.

Since Russia has occupied most of the Donbass region, A small town has become the center of attention. Ukraine’s leaders say the fate of the country’s Donbass region could be decided.

The town of Toshkioka was claimed by Russian forces over the weekend – a disturbing development for Ukrainian forces defending an area about 30 miles wide known as the Severodontsk pocket. About three-quarters of the pockets are occupied by Russian forces, leaving only a small space where Ukrainian forces can send supplies and troops to the rest of the Donbass-populated areas.

The war in Ukraine is aimed at capturing the Sievierodonetsk Pocket Centers as part of a strategy to draw Russian forces into a nearby civil war to reduce the effects of their formidable firepower. If Russia cuts off supply lines in Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk, it can claim full control of the Luhansk region, which is about half the size of the Donbass.

Elsewhere, Russia Intensified its bombardment of Kharkiv.Ukraine’s second-largest city, weeks after Ukrainian fighters pushed back Russian forces. Ten neighborhoods or villages around the city have been attacked in the past 24 hours, a city official said.

video: Thousands of refugees from Ukraine have been sent to so-called filtration camps, where they have been interrogated and then forced to resettle in Russia. Some Ukrainians fled to Estonia. They told us their stories..

Oil: Russia became China. The largest source of petroleum Last month, when Chinese companies stepped in to buy oil, it came under increasing Western sanctions.

Restrictions: Russia is determined. Retaliation against Lithuania To stop the train from the Russian territory to Kaliningrad.

Chinese companies are engaged in forced labor practices in the Xinjiang region, which plays an increasingly important role in the global supply chain for electric car batteries. Possible problem for efforts to combat climate change.

Although China’s crackdown on minorities in Xinjiang has sparked outrage around the world, car companies continue to turn to Chinese producers, who produce three-quarters of the world’s lithium-ion batteries. Business experts estimate that thousands of global companies may be linked to Xinjiang.

In Xinjiang, Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities receive training in management, etiquette and “love of party and country” before being sent to work in mines and factories that produce much-needed minerals on Earth.

China denies the existence of forced labor. But a human rights and modern slavery expert told The Times that resistance to such “migration labor” programs is seen as a sign of extremist activity and is in danger of being sent for. A concentration camp.

US response: A new U.S. law, effective Tuesday, will bar products made in Xinjiang or related to work programs from entering the country. This requires importers with ties to Xinjiang to provide documentation that their products and their raw materials are free from forced labor – a difficult step given the opacity of the Chinese supply chain.

Australians have recently begun documenting and appreciating their linguistic distinctions. The difficult task of sifting through thousands of words and phrases (“difficult yaka”) – such as “a face like a half-sucked mango” – has been done by the editors of the Australian National Dictionary Center, who are helping to explain it. The story of a country that loves to play with words..

Rosé has become synonymous with summer fun. But as the wine critic Eric Asimov puts it, you can open a bottle long after Labor Day. “I firmly believe in drinking roses all year round,” he told us. “Being funny doesn’t mean being low quality.”

If you think you don’t like roses, explore different types, especially if you only have very light roses that are popular or have tasted that look bad or too sweet. “You may know that, in fact, you’ve been missing out on something delicious all these years,” says Eric.

He says go to a serious, independent-owned liquor store, and ask for help. “It’s important to talk to the people at the store, who really care about what they sell and who want to please people.”

And here are Eric’s choices. 12 unusual roses $ 13 to $ 35. – Natasha Frost, a briefing writer

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