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Daily Briefing Mar. 8: Israel on alert after IDF Jenin raid kills brothers’ shooter

Emanuel Fabian on the military operation targeting terrorist who killed Yaniv brothers; Jacob Magid on US response and Aqaba summit; Luke Tress on tangled web of lies and sex abuse

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, US correspondent Jacob Magid and NY reporter Luke Tress join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s episode.

The alleged terrorist behind a deadly shooting attack that killed Israeli brothers Hallel and Yagel Yaniv in the northern West Bank town of Huwara was one of six Palestinians killed as Israeli troops raided Jenin and exchanged fire with gunmen Tuesday. Fabian briefs us on the events of the raid.

Magid also explains what we know so far about the Biden administration’s reaction to yesterday’s raid in Jenin and how it differs from other recent IDF raids.

Magid dives into last week’s much-scoffed-at Aqaba summit and explains why the mere fact that it took place at all is noteworthy.

Tress takes a look at the significance behind the trial of Saadah Masoud, 29, a pro-Palestinian activist who was recently sentenced to 18 months in prison for hate crimes against Jews.

Authorities in Texas have charged Hayim Nissim Cohen with a slew of sex crimes after he apparently fabricated his Jewish identity, adopted nine boys, paraded his “unique family” on social media to hundreds of thousands of followers and allegedly abused a number of children. Tress unravels part of this tangled story.

Discussed articles include:

Alleged Huwara terrorist among six Palestinians killed as IDF raids Jenin

Rocket sirens sound in southern Israel after deadly West Bank raid

US backs Israeli right to self-defense after deadly IDF raid in Jenin

Top Abbas aide: Israel hasn’t fulfilled Aqaba promise to transfer withheld PA funds

Pro-Palestinian activist went looking to beat Jews at NYC Israel rally – prosecutors

Pro-Palestinian activist gets 18 months in prison for attacks on Jews in New York

Texan who posed as Hasidic Jew and adopted 9 boys charged with sexually abusing kids

White House to host first-ever Jewish women’s forum

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