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.
US bureau chief Jacob Magid and religion and Diaspora reporter Canaan Lidor join host Jessica Steinberg on today’s episode.
Magid reports on the US involvement in hostage negotiations through the UN, Qatar, Egypt and Turkey, given the lack of direct relations with Hamas. He also discusses the US push for Israel to have a longer-term plan for the Gaza Strip, after Hamas is toppled.
Lidor describes US citizens boarding a ship at Haifa port as part of US evacuation efforts.
Magid adds more information about US President Joe Biden’s decision to make a brief solidarity visit to Israel Wednesday.
Lidor speaks about his interviews in the southern town of Netivot, where poverty interferes with some residents’ desire to take a break after the Hamas onslaught and ongoing rocket fire.
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