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Emily Harris

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New Western Wall Rules Break Down Barriers For Jewish Women

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Israel has made a deal to create an area at Judaism's holiest site where women and men can pray together. But some say creating a government-supported egalitarian prayer space undermines unity.

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Israel's Return Of Palestinian Bodies Is Fraught With Emotion And Politics

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Israel holds the bodies of scores of Palestinians killed in years of violence. It has returned many in recent weeks, but earlier had resisted doing so, partly in fear of triggering more attacks.

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Brazil Rejects Israel's Ambassador; Israel Threatens Relations Downgrade

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Brazil is refusing to receive the envoy Dani Dayan because of his ties to settlers on the occupied West Bank. The Israeli government says the refusal could lead to a downgrade in ties with Brazil.

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Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Center Honors First U.S. Soldier

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Israel's holocaust memorial and research center honors a U.S. soldier for the first time for his role in protecting Jewish prisoners of war in a German camp in World War II.

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From Retirement In Israel, Bataclan Ex-Owner Recalls Better Times

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Joel Touitou Laloux's Tunisian-born, Jewish father bought the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in 1976. Laloux managed the venue for decades until September, when it was sold.

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Kerry Offers No Clear Way To End Recent Surge Of Palestinian Attacks

Thursday, November 26, 2015

In Israel, a debate is underway over ways to end the most recent wave of Palestinian violence. Secretary of State Kerry visited the region this week and met separately with the leaders of both sides.

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Some Ancient Farmers Grew Fava Beans Before They Grew Grains

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The fava bean is a key staple in much of the world. Researchers say they've found fava beans in the Galilee region of Israel dating over 10,000 years ago โ€” before grains had been domesticated there.

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In The West Bank, A Synagogue Comes Down

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In a case that lasted years, Israel's highest court ordered removal of a synagogue built on Palestinian land. But the case was complicated by the government's $1.3 million payout to Jewish settlers.

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#NPRreads: French Civilization, 15-Minute Appointments And Palestinian 3G

Friday, November 20, 2015

Also this week: a glimpse into the mind of ISIS, from a former hostage.

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American Among 5 People Killed In 2 Attacks In Israel And West Bank

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A Massachusetts high school says one of its graduates, Ezra Schwarz, 18, was on a gap-year program when he was killed by a terrorist. The attacks also killed one Palestinian and three Israelis.

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Israeli Supporters Lobby To Bring Jonathan Pollard Home After Release

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard is expected to be released from prison Friday. Israeli supporters say it's long overdue.

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After High-Profile Lobbying, Israel Wants Spy's Release To Be Low-Key

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Jonathan Pollard has been imprisoned three decades for spying on behalf of Israel. He has many vocal supporters in Israel, but the government has urged an understated response to his release.

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Israel Criticizes New EU Guidelines On Labeling Products From Settlements

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Israeli officials are objecting to new European Union guidelines to require that labels of origin on goods sold in Europe from occupied territories be labeled that way โ€” not as made in Israel.

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20 Years After Rabin's Assassination, Israelis Still Debate His Legacy

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Every year Israelis gather to mark the anniversary of the killing of Yitzhak Rabin. But even as they honor Rabin, they disagree on whether he was pursuing the best course for Israel.

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For Victims Of A Migrant Shipwreck, Justice Remains Elusive

Monday, November 02, 2015

A Palestinian from Gaza lost his family in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean last year. He says smugglers rammed his boat and should be prosecuted, but prospects for justice so far seem unlikely.

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Proposed Cameras At Jerusalem Shrine Put The Focus On Mutual Mistrust

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A new proposal to install surveillance cameras at Jerusalem's most contested holy site reveals that, like much of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, even the idea is subject to interpretation.

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Tracking Violence In Jerusalem: Here's What's On The Table

Monday, October 26, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Palestinian and Jordanian leaders over the weekend. NPR's Emily Harris talks to Steve Inskeep about the unrest in Jerusalem and what's been proposed.

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Israel, Palestinians Both Link Violence To Inflammatory Speech

Friday, October 23, 2015

The war of words is at a fevered pitch between Israeli and Palestinians. Each side accuses the other of spreading false stories to turn up the heat.

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As Attacks Mount, Israelis Describe Lives Lost And Families Shattered

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Several recent Israeli victims of Palestinian attacks recount the violence and how it is fueling tensions in the long-running conflict.

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In Israeli Shops, Knives Get Harder To Find, Demand For Guns Goes Up

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

In light of recent stabbing attacks by Palestinians, some Israeli supermarkets have taken knives off their shelves. Some Israelis say it's also time for Jewish citizens to buy more guns.

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