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Emily Harris

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Clearing The Tangled Path For Land Ownership In The West Bank

Friday, April 24, 2015

Palestinians often buy and sell land without title deeds, or proof of ownership. That's because most of the land doesn't have them. It's a problem dating back generations.

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And The Fate Of The Hermaphrodite Goat Is...

Monday, April 13, 2015

The authorities in Gaza decided that the animal had to be slaughtered.

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With Few Choices, Gaza Family Makes Bombed-Out Shell Its Home

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The war between Israel and Hamas completely destroyed over 9,000 homes in Gaza. Not one has been rebuilt. Some, like the Otaish family, are cramming into the rubble-strewn rooms that remain.

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A Hermaphrodite Goat Could Be The Ultimate Scapegoat

Friday, April 10, 2015

It lives in Gaza. It has male private parts — and udders. People think its milk might have special powers. The government thinks it's a scam and wants to kill it. We'll find out its fate on Sunday.

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After Reelection Win, Netanyahu Faces Demands From Right-Wing Base

Monday, March 30, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to form a center-right government following the election. But pressure from President Obama might make Netanyahu back off some campaign pledges.

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Making Cheese In The Land Of The Bible: Add Myrrh And A Leap Of Faith

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders' ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.

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Israelis Hope Obama-Netanyahu Rift Will Result In Change

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Business-like" is how Obama characterized his relationship with the Israeli prime minister. He says the rift is based on fundamental differences in policy regarding the future of a Palestinian state.

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After Netanyahu Win, What's Next For Israel Still Unknown

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory in parliamentary elections shows that Israelis are backing the status quo. But the shape of a new government and the international implications of Netanyahu's victory are still being worked out.

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Netanyahu Emerges With Victory In Israeli Election

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu's center-right Likud party has won at least a five-seat victory over its principal rival, the center-left Zionist Union. If he succeeds in forming a coalition government, Netanyahu would begin a historic fourth term as prime minister of Israel.

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Netanyahu Hopes To Win 4th Term In Israeli Election

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Polls are now closed in Israel's parliamentary elections. NPR's Emily Harris says that voter turnout was a little higher than expected Tuesday.

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Benjamin Netanyahu Faces A Big Test As Israelis Head To Polls

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Israeli prime minister has warned his party may lose in Tuesday's election. That's despite his recent speech before the U.S. Congress that was expected to give him an advantage.

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Netanyahu Maintains Focus On Iran As His Voter Support Falls

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Israel's parliamentary election is Tuesday, and so far, the race is too close to call. It's turned into a referendum on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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The West Bank Battle For Land ... And Water

Thursday, March 12, 2015

In the 1990s, Israelis and Palestinians made temporary arrangements in the West Bank as they worked toward a peace deal. The talks are now in the deep freeze, but the arrangements are entrenched.

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Like The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, Area C Is Complicated

Thursday, March 12, 2015

We journey the rugged hills and windy roads of what's known as Area C. It comprises most of the Israeli-occupied West Bank — it's where Israelis and Palestinians rub shoulders as closely as anywhere.

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In Israeli Election, Arab Sportscaster Runs On Ticket Of Mainstream Jewish Party

Monday, March 09, 2015

Sportscaster-turned-politician Zouheir Bahloul is one of the few Arab citizens of Israel to ever run for parliament on the ticket of the Labor Party, which is a mainstream Jewish party. During the war in Gaza last summer, Bahloul appeared as a commentator on Israeli news programs, trying to bridge the divide between Israeli Arabs and Jews.

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'Zionist Union' Party Creates A Stir In Israeli Elections

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party in the Israeli elections calls itself the "Zionist Union" as it looks to claim the country's middle-ground voters.

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In Israel, A Vote To Choose A Leader And An Identity

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Israel is a small country with an extremely diverse population. NPR's Emily Harris spoke to five very different Israelis about their hopes for the election and the kind of country they want to see.

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How Jewish Should Israel Be? 2 Israelis Voters Have Answers

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Israeli voters go to the polls in two weeks. One issue that prompted the government's fall in December was an impassioned debate over exactly how Jewish this democratic country should be.

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In Israel, Jewish Divorce Is Granted Only By Husband's Permission

Sunday, March 01, 2015

An Israeli film playing in the U.S. shows how rabbinical rules regulating Jewish divorces in Israel can trap women. Rabbinical judges have taken the highly unusual step of seeing the film themselves.

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Israeli Candidate Made A Name For Himself By Slashing Cell Phone Rates

Monday, February 23, 2015

An Israeli candidate in next month's elections is making a name for himself on economic issues — including the role he played in lowering cell phone rates.

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