Netanyahu and other top officials to meet CIA chief this afternoon — source

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer and other top Israeli officials will meet with CIA chief William Burns at 1:30 p.m. today amid intensive efforts to hammer out a hostage deal with Hamas, an Israeli source tells The Times of Israel.

Burns has been shuttling between the capitals of the mediators in the talks in recent days, with stops in Cairo and Doha.

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