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Daily Briefing Sept. 27: Saudi talks and the PA; Netanyahu talks tachlis with NY Jews

US bureau chief Jacob Magid discusses latest normalization efforts and PM’s conversation with Jewish leaders; social media editor Sarah Tuttle-Singer introduces Hidden Gems

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.

US bureau chief Jacob Magid and social media editor Sarah Tuttle Singer join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Magid discusses the latest on efforts toward normalization of ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel, including stipulations regarding the Palestinians, but not conditioned upon the creation of a Palestinian state.

He also talks about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hour-long meeting with Jewish leaders in New York ahead of Yom Kippur, which included an unexpectedly frank question-and-answer session and some public pushback from Sara Netanyahu.

Tuttle-Singer speaks about Hidden Gems, a new Times of Israel Community initiative in which reporters share their favorite spots around Israel, including stunning views, delicious delicacies and off-the-beaten-track locations.

Steinberg mentions several cultural events marking 50 years since the Yom Kippur War, including an exhibit by filmmaker Amos Gitai at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and guided tours, talks and stays in the Golan Heights, with one hosted by Kibbutz Ortal, called 50 Years Later.

Discussed articles include:

PA officials: If Israel stops unilateral actions for Saudi deal, we’ll stop ours

Saudis putting aside Arab Peace Initiative amid Israel normalization talks – officials

In meet with US Jewish leaders, PM dodges criticism of extremist coalition partners

50 years on, filmmaker Amos Gitai remembers Yom Kippur War in museum exhibit

On anniversary of war, a Golan kibbutz invites visitors for historic, cultural tours

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