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Daily Briefing Apr 13: Day 190 – West Bank roils after murder of teenage Jewish shepherd

US bureau chief Jacob Magid on clashes between Jewish settlers and Palestinians after a quiet Ramadan; US President Biden’s renewed support and Trump’s musings on the Jewish vote

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 20-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.

It is day 190 of the war with Hamas. US bureau chief Jacob Magid joins host Amanda Borschel-Dan for today’s episode.

The Israel Defense Forces on Saturday found the body of 14-year-old Jerusalem resident Benjamin Achimeir who went missing while shepherding in the West Bank northeast of Ramallah a day earlier. Achimeir was murdered in a terror attack, the IDF and Shin Bet security agency said in a joint statement, and clashes were reported between settlers and Palestinians on both Friday and today, leaving at least one Palestinian dead. Magid gives us a fuller picture.

Commandos from Iran’s paramilitary Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps rappelled down from a helicopter onto an Israeli-affiliated container ship near the Strait of Hormuz and seized the vessel Saturday. We hear what has been the US security assessment prior to this attack and how President Joe Biden has responded to the reportedly imminent threat.

Despite huge steps taken by Israel to increase humanitarian aid following a contentious phone call between President Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over a week ago, the Biden administration’s Gaza humanitarian envoy warned Wednesday that “there is an imminent risk of famine for the majority, if not all, the 2.2 million population of Gaza.” What else did David Satterfield say during a virtual event hosted by the American Jewish Committee?

On Wednesday, former president Donald Trump said bluntly, “Any Jewish person who votes for a Democrat or votes for Biden should have their head examined.” Magid weighs in on whether these statements may sway some Jewish voters.

For the latest updates, please see The Times of Israel’s ongoing live blog.

Discussed articles include:

Live blog April 13, 2024

Settlers riot in West Bank after Israeli teen murdered; Palestinian killed, others hurt

Body of Israeli teen found in West Bank; IDF says he was murdered in terror attack

Despite Hamas’s hopes and Biden’s fears, Ramadan didn’t spread Gaza war to Jerusalem

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seizes Israeli-linked ship with 25 crew near Strait of Hormuz

Biden predicts Iran attack on Israel ‘sooner than later,’ renews warning: ‘Don’t’

‘It’s an established fact’: US envoy says most Gazans at risk of imminent famine

Trump: Jewish Biden voters ‘should have their head examined’

THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Civilians and soldiers killed in Hamas’s onslaught on Israel

THOSE WE ARE MISSING: The hostages and victims whose fate is still unknown

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