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.
Today is day 36 of the war. US bureau chief Jacob Magid and political correspondent Tal Schneider join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.
Magid speaks about Israel’s formalization of the daily humanitarian pauses in Gaza, after pressure from the Biden administration.
Schneider discusses Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting on Friday with municipal heads of Gaza-adjacent communities, more than a month after October 7.
Magid talks about the differing comments Netanyahu has made about what will happen in Gaza after the war, and reactions to that.
Schneider mentions soldiers talking about a return to Gush Katif, the Jewish settlement bloc in Gaza that was forcibly emptied in 2005.
She also discusses the New York Jewish Federation raising millions in the first weeks of war to help evacuees and survivors, filling a vacuum left by the Israeli government.
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