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.
Today is day 58 of the war. Arab affairs reporter Gianluca Pacchiani and reporter Canaan Lidor join host Amanda Borschel-Dan for today’s podcast.
We hear what families of hostages are demanding from the government as fighting resumes in Gaza. Lidor attended a massive rally in Tel Aviv last night and reports back.
Hamas has different views on why the truce fell apart, Pacchiani explains, and has vowed not to return any more hostages until the end of the war.
We also learn about the brave few who have returned to their Gaza border communities — and the dangers of publicizing the encouraging images of “resettlement.”
Pacchiani dives into signs that support of Hamas in the West Bank has increased threefold.
And finally, we hear about a Torah scroll-writing project that is being conducted at Hostages Square in Tel Aviv.
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