After months of civil unrest in Israel, the first bill from the governing coalition’s judicial reform proposal was officially passed on Monday. Recording together in Jerusalem, Matti Friedman and Yehuda Kurtzer break down and analyze recent events, including the political appointments and identity politics that led to this moment, the anti-reform protesters’ incredibly wide coalition, the radicalization of the Israeli Right, Netanyahu’s role, the stories that Americans are telling themselves, and more.

Matti Friedman’s previous Identity/Crisis episode: Leonard Cohen’s Military Mystery Tour