Times of Israel Podcast

Daily Briefing May 25 – Post-conflict: Rebuilding Gaza and Jewish-Arab relations

Tune in Sunday through Thursday to hear ToI editors and reporters quickly catch you up on what’s important today

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.

Today’s panel comprises United States correspondent Jacob Magid and Palestinian affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman, along with host Raoul Wootliff.

As Israel and the international community continue to deal with the fallout from the 11-day Israel-Hamas conflict that ended last week, we look at efforts to rehabilitate both the Gaza Strip and Jewish-Arab relations in Israel.

US Secretary of State Tony Blinken arrived in Israel today for a series of high-level meetings with various players in the region. What’s the goal of his visit and how is the US hoping to influence the future of the broader Israel-Palestinian conflict?

With the recent armed conflict triggering a rise in antisemitic incidents outside Israel, we assess responses from US leaders to the attacks and ask why some are coupling their condemnations with mentions of Islamophobia.

And back in Israel, we hear an update on reconciliation efforts between Jewish and Arab residents of mixed towns that have seen weeks of violent unrest, with a particular focus on the flashpoint city of Lod.

Discussed articles include:

Blinken heads to region to bolster ceasefire, block Gaza aid from reaching Hamas

With Gaza ceasefire, Biden can claim success for ‘arm around Israel’ approach

Biden says ‘despicable’ antisemitic attacks ‘must stop’

In Lod unrest, Arab fury against ‘settler’ Jewish newcomers boils to surface

Hateful rioting in Lod gives way to cautious rebuilding, but unease persists

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