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Daily Briefing Sept. 5 – Do recent regional talks portend anything peaceful?

Aaron Boxerman and Haviv Rettig-Gur talk about the trilateral summit between the Palestinians, Egyptians and Jordanians, followed by President Herzog’s unexpected trip to Jordan

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 guests are senior analyst Haviv Rettig-Gur and Arab affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman, with Jessica Steinberg hosting.

Boxerman leads today’s podcast with a look back at the talks taking place between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Jordanian monarch Abdullah II in Cairo, as well as President Isaac Herzog’s secret meeting last week in Jordan with King Abdullah II.

The two reporters discuss the regional dimension of the meetings, and whether they herald anything new for the region — a very faint possibility.

Finally, Boxerman and Rettig-Gur take a look at why Defense Minister Benny Gantz has been so defensive about his recent meeting with Abbas in Ramallah, and why Bennett seemed to be critical of it.

Discussed articles include:

PA’s Abbas meets Egypt’s Sissi, Jordan’s Abdullah in rare trilateral summit

Herzog secretly visited Jordan for meeting with king

Gantz defends his meeting with Abbas, says it had Bennett’s backing

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