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 63 of the war. Political correspondent Tal Schneider and US bureau chief Jacob Magid join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.
Schneider discusses Gadi Eisenkot receiving news of his reservist son’s mortal injuries, as the former IDF chief of staff — now a member of the National Unity party and war cabinet — was touring the southern command with minister Benny Gantz.
She also talks about reservists given bulletproof vests made in 1963 in the US for the Vietnam War.
Magid looks at comments made by US deputy national security adviser Jon Finer about Israel and its ongoing fighting in Gaza, wanting Israel to use lessons learned in the first part of the war.
He also discusses his interview with a top adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who says Abbas has been condemning Hamas in meetings and phone calls, but not publicly, amid a possible PA role in Gaza after the war.
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