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Untangling the war’s objectives

We discuss whether Israel’s twin war aims of destroying Hamas and rescuing the hostages are now in conflict, a potential new hostage deal, and renewed talk of a two-state outcome

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant tours the northern border on January 19, 2024. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant tours the northern border on January 19, 2024. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)

In this episode of Israel Policy Pod, Tel Aviv-based journalist and Israel Policy Forum Policy Advisor Neri Zilber hosts Chief Policy Officer Michael Koplow and Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation Senior Director of Policy Research Shira Efron.

They discuss the state of play in the Gaza war, whether Israel’s twin war aims of destroying Hamas and rescuing the hostages are now in conflict, the prospects for a new hostage release deal, the humanitarian situation inside Gaza, renewed talk internationally of a two-state outcome, and more.

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