Jacob Magid, The Times of Israel

Jacob Magid

The Times of Israel

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Recent articles by Jacob:

‘I went to shul more than most of you’: Biden hosts High Holiday reception

At White House event, US president jokes about his many visits to synagogue near his Delaware home, says lessons of Jewish holidays relevant to current state of the country → Read More

Top Abbas aide to meet with senior Biden officials in Washington next week

Hussein al-Sheikh likely to meet with national security adviser, CIA officials as Ramallah seeks to push US to play more active role in de-escalating and solving the conflict → Read More

US urges ‘immediate’ probe into death of 7-year-old Palestinian during IDF operation

State Department spokesman says US 'heartbroken' over incident, notes investigation already being carried out by IDF, which says troops didn't use violence or enter boy's home → Read More

‘You little boy’: Abbas says he scolded Blinken for not pressuring Israel

In recording of meeting with Palestinian Americans on UN sidelines, PA leader urges group to push for statehood, claims he met with 'Zionist lobby' despite Obama warning against it → Read More

US sounds alarm over West Bank violence at White House, UN, State Department

State Dept. spokesman highlights over 100 Palestinians killed in West Bank since start of 2022, in addition to 20 Israelis civilians killed in terror attacks → Read More

US, Israel to launch strategic dialogue aimed at boosting tech cooperation

After agreeing to set up initiative during Biden's July visit to Israel, 1st meeting will take place Wednesday at White House with top officials from both sides attending → Read More

Abbas calls Gantz with holiday greeting, discusses West Bank security

Defense minister said to stress PA's responsibility in maintaining order in West Bank; phone call comes amid clashes in East Jerusalem and on Temple Mount → Read More

UAE hails Lapid's support for 2-state solution, backs Palestinian state on '67 lines

Israeli premier gets shoutout in Emirati minister's speech to UN General Assembly, which also includes line noting importance of Abraham Accords → Read More

While nodding at Lapid's backing of 2 states, Abbas says Israel 'destroying' chances

In UN speech, PA leader says 'apartheid' regime no longer a partner, lashes US for 'pretending to uphold human rights,' urges countries to accept Palestine as full member state → Read More

US envoy to query Poland over its demand for reparations for Jews killed by Poles

Lipstadt tells ToI she's 'disappointed' with Warsaw's stance. Also voices support for Iran protesters, says she monitors US antisemitism, not sure if Trump rally salutes echo Nazis → Read More

Nuclear talks ‘hit a wall’ because of Iran’s ‘unreasonable’ stance — US official

State Department source faults Tehran for demanding IAEA probes be closed; Raisi said to tell reporters that allowing them to remain open 'on an ongoing basis' is non-starter → Read More

Biden lauds 'courageous' Lapid call for two-states as US groups push for peace talks

US president says he 'could not agree more' after prime minister backs Palestinian statehood at UN General Assembly, but others note absence of actual movement toward goal → Read More

Netanyahu leads right-wing criticism of Lapid’s UN speech: He’s ‘endangering’ Israel

Opposition chief claims PM will give Palestinians 'a terrorist state in the heart of the country'; premier's left-wing partners, US hail his backing of two-state solution → Read More

After meeting Lapid, US Jewish groups 'heartened' by his commitment to Diaspora

Participants note premier's more inclusive approach to North American Jewry compared to Netanyahu's; one executive insists the difference is only in style → Read More

At UN, Biden reaffirms commitment to two-state solution for Israelis, Palestinians

US president says proposed peace strategy is best for both peoples; accuses Russia of violating tenets of global body's charter with 'brutal, needless' invasion of Ukraine → Read More

Saudis invite PA but not Israel to UN ministerial meeting on Arab Peace Initiative

Session marking 20th anniversary of proposal attended by officials from Arab League, EU and US, foiling Israeli effort to present initiative as an outdated formula for peace → Read More

Magen David Adom takes triage expertise on the road with seminars in Chicago area

Israeli medics run sessions at Jewish and Christian faith communities that are finding they have more in common with Israel's experience amid a spike in mass shootings → Read More

Lapid hails mended Turkey ties in first meet between Erdogan, Israeli PM since 2008

Israeli leader thanks Turkish president for intel cooperation over Iranian attempts to target tourists in Istanbul over summer as pair meet on sidelines of UN General Assembly → Read More

Jockeying for membership, Abbas says it’s UN’s ‘last chance’ to salvage peace role

PA president presents letter to UN chief in meeting ahead of General Assembly, pushing initiative that is doomed to fail given US plan to block it in Security Council → Read More

Nides: Biden administration taking Abraham Accords ‘from start-up to real operation’

On 2nd anniversary of signing ceremony, US ambassador says Washington is working to deepen and broaden Israel's normalization with Arab neighbors → Read More