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Daily Briefing Jun 11: In rare move, IDF enters Ramallah. Why is this significant?

Military correspondent Emanuel Fabian with Lebanon border riot and uptick of violence in Arab communities; news editor Amy Spiro with two new stranger-than-fiction nonfiction books

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday.

Military correspondent Emanuel Fabian and news editor Amy Spiro join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s episode.

Two men were shot dead in separate incidents in central Arab-majority cities Saturday night, bringing the first half of the year to an unprecedented number of dead in the community. What, if any, new steps are being taken to combat this wave of violence?

On Thursday, the IDF entered Ramallah to demolish the home of the Palestinian terrorist charged with carrying out a deadly twin bombing attack in Jerusalem last year. We remind listeners of the details of the November bombing and hear why entering Ramallah is unusual.

Friday afternoon, the Israeli military clashed with Lebanese nationals along the northern border. How rare are such incidents and what is Israel doing to prevent them?

Spiro talks about the new book “Ruth Blau,” which describes the numerous incarnations of a longtime member of the extremist anti-Zionist ultra-Orthodox Neturei Karta sect who was pivotal in a kidnapping — but never prosecuted.

On September 6, 1970, 12-year-old Martha Hodes boarded a flight in Tel Aviv bound for New York, which was hijacked for six days and nights. Some 50 years later, the historian mines her journal and revisits her memories to make sense of the indelible experience.

Discussed articles include:

Two men shot dead, raising 2023 toll to 102, in devastating week for Arab community

IDF razes Ramallah home of terrorist accused of deadly Jerusalem bus stop bombings

Rioters hurl stones at IDF during standoff on tense Lebanon border

Villain or heroine? New book documents the complex, astonishing life of Ruth Blau

Trauma revisited: Historian reconstructs her week aboard a hijacked jet in Jordan

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