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Daily Briefing Jan 27: Day 113 – UNRWA defunding may see Israel on the hook for Gaza aid

US bureau chief Jacob Magid sheds light on the International Court of Justice genocide ruling, what we know about the dozen sacked UNWRA workers and warnings from UAE

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 113 of the war. US bureau chief Jacob Magid joins host Amanda Borschel-Dan for today’s episode.

Marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day, US President Joe Biden warned against an alarming rise in antisemitism after Hamas’s October 7 terror onslaught against Israel, along with efforts by some parties to minimize what happened that day. What else did Biden say?

The International Court of Justice ruled on Friday that at least some of Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip during the ongoing war against Hamas could fall within the terms of the Genocide Convention and said it must therefore take a series of preventative measures. Magid explains the ruling and US reactions.

Yesterday, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said it had fired “several” employees accused by Israel of involvement in Hamas’s unprecedented October 7 attack on southern communities. Magid fills us in on what we know about this case.

A senior United Arab Emirates official warned Wednesday that a dragged-out war in Gaza risks turning Abu Dhabi’s nascent relations with Israel into a “cold peace.” Magid relays other points from his interview with the official last week.

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

Discussed articles include:

Live blog January 27, 2024

Marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Biden warns against downplaying Oct. 7

ICJ tells Israel to ‘prevent genocide’ in Gaza, rejects ordering immediate ceasefire

UNRWA sacks staffers who allegedly participated in Oct. 7 attack; US halts funding

Israel wants UNRWA out of Gaza after staffers fired for involvement in Oct. 7 onslaught

Senior UAE official: Warm peace with Israel ‘could turn cold’ if Gaza war drags on

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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