1. How Will The U.S. Handle Israel's Democratic Crisis? NPR 14:58

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing a criminal corruption charges, has moved to weaken the country’s court system. His plan is, for now, on hold after widespread protest.

The situation has created a diplomatic headache for President Biden: a key ally’s democracy wobbles as the White House holds its annual “Summit for Democracy.”

This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and Jerusalem correspondent Daniel Estrin.

The podcast is produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It is edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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