Emily Harris

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Hunger Strike Raises Debate About Force-Feeding In Israeli Prisons

Saturday, August 22, 2015

After a Palestinian prisoner's hunger strike, Israel's parliament passed a law permitting the force-feeding of prisoners to keep them alive, but doctors made it clear they wouldn't participate


Ultra-Orthodox In Israel: Keeping Cool While Keeping Customs

Friday, August 21, 2015

Even in this month's 90-degree heat, ultra-Orthodox Jews stay loyal to their traditional attire: heavy, long skirts for women and dark suits and fedoras for men. Air conditioning helps.


Israeli Court Suspends Detention Of Palestinian Prisoner On Hunger Strike

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Israel's highest court temporarily suspended Tuesday the detention of a Palestinian prisoner who had been on a hunger strike for two months.


Gaza To Canada And Back To Gaza: Why A Family Chose To Return

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

After leaving Gaza City in 2008 for Vancouver, the Aloul family is back. War is heavy on their minds, but there are some surprising pros, including a lawn and swimming pool.


Quadriplegic Israeli Woman Challenges Surrogacy Rules And Loses A Child

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ora Mor Yosef had a surrogate child via her niece, who underwent the procedure in India and gave birth in Israel. Israeli authorities ruled against Mor Yosef and the baby was placed in foster care.


How One Israeli Educator Turned His School Around

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

At this high school perched on a mountain in Israel, every single senior passed the exams that the principal calls "a ticket ... to better places." Fifteen years ago, only 12 percent passed.


Israel And The West Bank Through Fresh Eyes

Sunday, July 05, 2015

A dozen photographers were set loose with the aim of seeing an old conflict in a new light. The result is a photo exhibit now showing in Tel Aviv and coming soon to the U.S.


U.N. Report Finds Israel, Hamas Possibly Committed War Crimes In Gaza

Monday, June 22, 2015

A United Nations report accuses both Israel and Hamas of possible war crimes during the war in Gaza last summer.


Israel Bets On Recycled Water To Meet Its Growing Thirst

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Treated sewage water accounts for half the water used by Israel's farms. Entrepreneurs are experimenting with ways to cut costs and to ensure that the 86 percent of wastewater that's recycled is safe.


In The West Bank, Facebook Posts Can Get You Arrested, Or Worse

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Palestinian man in Ramallah faces charges of insulting officials — based on his Facebook comments. This case and others point to the limits to free speech under the Palestinian Authority.


Why Israel Lets Qatar Give Millions To Hamas

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Israel's long-standing policy has been to isolate Hamas. But in a rare exception, Israel does permit Qatar to send large sums of money for projects in Gaza, the territory run by Hamas.


Israel Bringing Its Years Of Desalination Experience To California

Sunday, June 14, 2015

After decades of work, Israel now gets about a quarter of its water from the sea. But experts say desalination is not a magic bullet, and conservation and infrastructure fixes are also needed.


Risky Gazans Begin Digging Out Smuggling Tunnels To Egypt Again

Friday, June 05, 2015

During their heyday, you could deliver fried chicken from Egypt to Gaza through tunnels. Despite new dangers of an Egyptian anti-tunnel campaign, some Gazans are digging out a living again.


Under Cover Of Conflict, Hamas Killed Palestinians, Amnesty Alleges

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The human rights organization says Hamas deliberately killed at least 23 Palestinians during the war with Israel last summer. Those killed were accused by Hamas of collaborating with Israel.


Trying To Organize A Marathon, An Arab-Israeli Woman Runs Into Opposition

Monday, May 25, 2015

Conservatives in Tira pushed back hard at the idea of women and men running together in a public race. Someone went so far as to shoot at race organizer Haneen Radi's car. For now, the run is off.


For Israel, Soccer Becomes A Geopolitical Football

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The head of FIFA visited Israel and the West Bank this week, where Palestinians are petitioning to expel Israel from soccer's governing body — and its biggest international tournaments.


Will Israel Charge Soldiers In Gaza Civilian Deaths?

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Israel is investigating potential criminal actions by its troops last summer during the war against Hamas in Gaza, including three attacks that killed nearly 50 civilians taking refuge in schools.


Why Everyone's Talking About Israel's New Justice Minister

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Ayelet Shaked is a secular Jew who belongs to a religious party closely tied to West Bank settlers. She's faced criticism for controversial statements about Palestinians.


With Small Shifts, Israel Eases Restrictions On Some Palestinians

Monday, May 11, 2015

Older Palestinians can enter Israel without prior authorization; 100 Palestinian doctors are now permitted to drive to work. An Israeli officer describes these modest policy changes as an experiment.


Netanyahu Forms Coalition Government After Tough Negotiations

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Hours before hitting a midnight deadline, the Likud Party announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had managed to clinch a deal on a coalition government.