Jacob Magid, The Times of Israel

Jacob Magid

The Times of Israel

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Past articles by Jacob:

In New York, Smotrich predicts compromise on overhaul that ‘mainstream’ will accept

Finance minister tells Citibank executives 'noise' over overhaul will 'settle down'; discusses banning grandchildren of Jews from immigrating to Israel in meeting with ZOA's Klein → Read More

In US, Smotrich walks back Huwara remark, touts unity as hundreds protest visit

Finance minister again says call to destroy Palestinian town 'created a mistaken impression,' claims to embrace Israelis of all types, as ex-pats and others rally outside hotel → Read More

Smotrich lands in DC, where hundreds plan to protest speech at Israel Bonds confab

Finance minister to meet with leaders in Jewish, global business communities; but US officials, liberal Jewish groups are boycotting him after 'wipe out' Huwara remark → Read More

Probe into Conservative Jewish youth group finds ‘hypersexualized culture’

Inquiry following ToI expose on decades-long abuse scandal identifies 41 alleged incidents of sexual misconduct by adults at USY, but concludes issues not systemic → Read More

Smotrich didn’t realize ‘wipe out’ Huwara call would be seen as IDF order, apologizes

In post 1 week after scandal-sparking remark, minister in defense ministry says he must do soul-searching after pilots understood words as directive to obliterate entire town → Read More

Why most right-wing gov’t in Israeli history attended a political summit with the PA

New hard-right leadership agreed to a meeting in Aqaba that previous centrist coalition refused to contemplate, with PM's desire to keep tensions in check winning out over ideology → Read More

US backs Israeli right to self-defense after deadly IDF raid in Jenin

Ned Price also expresses concern over latest settler attack in Huwara, but does not urge restraint from Israel; Jordan, PA condemn operation that killed 6, including terror suspect → Read More

Dermer, Hanegbi meet with senior US officials in DC as West Bank tensions simmer

Israeli delegation sits down with US Secretary of State Blinken and National Security Adviser Sullivan as White House pushes 'steps to restore calm,' weighs barring Smotrich → Read More

Smotrich’s DC visit still on amid uproar, but US officials not planning to meet him

Israel Bonds not rescinding invite after minister calls for 'wiping out' Palestinian town, but White House says Smotrich's visit won't include meetings with gov't officials → Read More

US State Department report says Israel failing to prevent settler attacks

US envoy for Palestinians visits town attacked by settlers day after release of 2021 Country Reports on Terrorism, which notes conviction of 1 assailant in 496 attacks → Read More

Clapping back at minister, envoy Nides says US won’t stay out of Israel’s business

After his call for Israel to 'pump the brakes' on its judicial overhaul led to angry pushback from Chiki, Nides says Israelis don't even want US to get out of their affairs → Read More

Israelis donate over NIS 1 million for Palestinian victims of settler rampage

Labor party member who organized campaign says it offers 'a bit of optimism' after deadly riot in Huwara, but laments that perpetrators now have senior partners in the government → Read More

US says it ‘expects’ Israel to prosecute settlers involved in Huwara rampage

State Department spokesman condemns terror attacks targeting Israelis, expresses appreciation to Netanyahu, Herzog for calling on civilians to not take law into their own hands → Read More

UN Security Council to hold 3rd emergency meet on West Bank violence since new gov’t

Top UN panel to hold private session on Tuesday at behest of UAE and Palestinians; no resolution or joint statement currently being planned → Read More

Jordan to host Israel, Palestinians for Sunday summit in bid to restore calm

Meeting in Red Sea resort of Aqaba will also be attended by US and Egyptian representatives; Israel's national security adviser, Shin Bet chief set to participate → Read More

Deadly Nablus raid places US-organized regional security summit at risk

Ramallah threatening to withdraw, which could lead to Aqaba's meeting's cancellation as representatives from Jordan and Egypt won't want to attend without PA → Read More

Israel advances plans for 7,000 new settler homes, places E1 project back on docket

Figure green-lit by panel this week is largest ever; hearing rescheduled to adjudicate objections to repeatedly delayed plan that would bisect Palestinian contiguity in West Bank → Read More

US ‘deeply concerned’ by large number of civilian injuries, deaths in Nablus raid

State Dept. says it recognizes Israel's security concerns but still alarmed by high casualty count after 11 killed, over 100 hurt; Arab, Muslim nations issue far harsher criticisms → Read More

Netanyahu and Abbas keeping backchannel open even as Israel-PA ties unravel

Tzachi Hanegbi and Hussein al-Sheikh have met once and held several calls via line established to tamp down tensions, pass along warnings, Palestinian official says → Read More

UN Security Council pans Israeli settlements; Israel: US should not have signed on

After members bow to American pressure, withdraw resolution urging halt to settlement activity, they issue softer joint statement saying actions imperil prospects for 2 states → Read More