LNetanyahu: We’ll eliminate Hamas; ‘gaps’ between our proposal, terms Biden presented


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Monday, June 3, 2024

 
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BY TOI STAFF
Egypt says Hamas views latest proposal ‘positively,’ awaits Israeli response * Blinken talks ceasefire deal with Gallant, Gantz * Arrow system downs ballistic missile fired at Eilat
 
REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK
Determination and grit at a somber NYC Israel Day parade, led by families of hostages
BY JORDANA HORN
45,000-strong show of Jewish unity down Fifth Ave., normally a jubilant affair, reflects eight months of war, 120 hostages still held by Hamas, and skyrocketing global antisemitism
 
Chanting ‘bring them home,’ New York marchers rally for Israel under heavy security
BY AGENCIES AND TOI STAFF
 
Presumed hostage Dolev Yehud declared dead as remains identified in Israel
BY EMANUEL FABIAN AND TOI STAFF
Following new tests, military confirms 35-year-old father of four and volunteer medic was killed while aiding others in Kibbutz Nir Oz on October 7
 
ToI podcast / Daily Briefing June 3: Day 241 – How many of Hamas’s 4 Rafah battalions still stand?
BY TOI STAFF
 
Those We Have Lost
 
 

Those We Have Lost

Civilians and soldiers who have fallen since Oct. 7

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Egypt says Hamas views hostage-truce proposal ‘positively,’ awaits Israeli response
BY LAZAR BERMAN
Foreign Minister Shoukry repeats Cairo’s rejection of Israeli control of Rafah border crossing; Israeli official tells NBC that Biden’s description of proposal is ‘not accurate’
 
Blinken presses Gallant, Gantz on hostage deal proposal, says onus on Hamas
BY TOI STAFF AND JACOB MAGID
 
Smotrich said to consult rabbis on leaving coalition over proposed hostage-ceasefire deal
BY TOI STAFF
 
Gallant vows war won’t end until Hamas is destroyed; IDF advances further in Rafah
BY EMANUEL FABIAN AND TOI STAFF
Defense minister says Israel ‘advancing an alternative’ to terror group’s rule; troops find rocket launchers, arms near Egypt border; fighter jets hit over 30 targets across Gaza
 
US expects Israel to commit to its hostage deal proposal if Hamas agrees
BY JACOB MAGID AND TOI STAFF
 
Hero dog who saved her family from terrorists on October 7 dies
BY TOI STAFF
 
TOP OPS
 
SUZIE NAVOT
Can Haredi students keep avoiding army service? We’ll know soon
A deep dive into the Supreme Court hearing on when recruitment must start and whether yeshivas can still get public funding
 
TED DEUTCH
The West must lead now to curb a nuclear-poised Iran
The International Atomic Energy Agency can take a crucial step, but the world’s safety depends on a forceful US and European strategy
 
‘A crying need for more soldiers’: Justices lose patience with Haredi draft evasion
BY JEREMY SHARON
High Court judges deride arguments by government and yeshivas that IDF cannot be instructed to conscript ultra-Orthodox men, insist military urgently needs manpower due to war
 
ANALYSIS
LAZAR BERMAN
Biden’s ‘Israeli’ proposal for a hostage deal leaves key questions unanswered
The timing and content of the US president’s address were curious, as was Netanyahu’s reaction; that may have been by design
 
Tens of thousands march in London to call for release of hostages
BY TOI STAFF
Supporters rally under banner ‘United we bring them home,’ for largest pro-Israel gathering in UK since October 7; speakers include relatives of Hamas captives
 
Maldives set to bar Israelis from visiting; Foreign Ministry issues travel warning
BY LAZAR BERMAN AND AGENCIES
Israeli passport holders in Indian Ocean archipelago advised to consider leaving, as nation’s president also declares ‘Maldivians in Solidarity with Palestine’ fundraising campaign
 
Firebomb thrown at Israeli embassy in Romania, no injuries or damage
BY LAZAR BERMAN AND AGENCIES
 
Visiting Israel, Michael Douglas suggests anti-Israel campus protesters ‘brainwashed’
BY AMY SPIRO AND AGENCIES
On solidarity trip, Oscar-winning actor-producer tours Oct. 7 massacre sites; hosted by Herzog, describes shock of anti-Israel campus activism: ‘There’s no education, no knowledge’
 
CRM
 
Sirens or school bells: Evacuated northern students don’t know where they’ll be next fall
BY REUTERS AND TOI STAFF
Authorities prepare new facilities for kids forced to leave homes due to Hezbollah fire; education officials also brace for possibility of war with Lebanon-based terror group
 
Syria says several killed in alleged Israeli airstrike on Aleppo area
BY TOI STAFF AND AGENCIES
 
Hezbollah rockets spark fires burning 10,000 dunams of open areas in north
BY TOI STAFF AND EMANUEL FABIAN
Nature and Parks Authority official says it will take years for local flora to repair itself after Sunday blaze destroyed parts of Yehudiya Forest Nature Reserve
 
Iran’s acting FM visits Lebanon for talks on ‘resistance front’ against Israel
BY AGENCIES AND TOI STAFF
 
2 hurt as Hezbollah shells north, launches explosive drones after wave of IDF strikes
BY EMANUEL FABIAN
 
Apparent Houthi ballistic missile fired at Eilat downed by Arrow system — IDF
BY EMANUEL FABIAN
Surface-to-surface projectile from ‘direction of Red Sea’ downed by long-range interceptor; no injuries
 
Yemen’s Houthis training to invade Israel, but need a way to get there – report
BY TOI STAFF
 
OBITUARY
CHARLIE SUMMERS
David Levy, who mainstreamed Mizrahi involvement in politics, dies at 86
Likud politician was for decades Israel’s leading Mizrahi political figure, rising to deputy PM and three-time foreign minister, but faded after primary loss to Netanyahu in 1993
 
‘Trailblazer’ David Levy remembered for forging space for Mizrahi voices in politics
BY TOI STAFF
 
Those We Are Missing
 
 

The hostages and victims whose fate is still unknown

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Claudia Sheinbaum wins election to become Mexico’s 1st woman, 1st Jewish president
BY AFP AND TOI STAFF
Former Mexico City mayor wins 58% of the vote, National Electoral Institute announces, confirming earlier exit polls showing she beat key rival Xochitl Galvez
 
Analysis / Argentinian president’s surprising devotion to Judaism and Israel provokes tension
BY AP AND TOI STAFF
 
Rashi was right: Machine learning confirms unique status of some Talmudic tracts
BY GAVRIEL FISKE
New study shows that the ‘special tractates’ of the Babylonian Talmud have distinct linguistic features, as commented on by medieval sages
 
 
 

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