Emily Harris

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6 Palestinians Killed In Clashes With Israeli Soldiers

Friday, October 09, 2015

Israeli troops killed several Palestinians in clashes and there were a series of separate stabbing attacks as violence increased over access to Jerusalem sites holy to both sides.


Russian Military Confers With Israel On Involvement In Syria

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Israel is gauging the Russian airstrikes in Syria by staying in touch with Russian officials and seeking a manageable war next door.


Israel Steps Up Security After Deaths Of 8 Israelis, Palestinians

Monday, October 05, 2015

A significant increase in violence has led to the deaths of eight Israelis and Palestinians in recent days, highlighting tensions and prompting an Israeli security crackdown.


Palestinian Leader Poised For Big Moment At U.N. Amid Pressure Back At Home

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mahmoud Abbas is set to address the United Nations on Wednesday, capping the day by raising the Palestinian flag alongside those of member states. But back home, his leadership is in doubt.


To Curb Pain Without Opioids, Oregon Looks To Alternative Treatments

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Acupuncture and massage haven't been proven to ease pain better than drugs โ€” and may cost more. But Oregon hopes these sorts of alternatives to pills will reduce the societal costs of opioid abuse.


Israel Courts African-American Evangelicals, Despite Some Hurdles

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

White American evangelical Christians have long been key backers of Israel. Now a major Israeli charity is wooing African-American churches for support. There are some political hurdles.


Israelis Question Netanyahu's Failed Approach To Squelch Iran Nuclear Deal

Thursday, September 10, 2015

With the Iran agreement almost sure to win U.S. congressional approval, Israelis are considering whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed in his efforts to stop the deal from getting traction.


Gooey Goodness: Ramallah's Stretchy Ice Cream Delights

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

For decades, two rival West Bank shops have been selling a type of ice cream that stretches like melted mozzarella on a pizza. The secret to the frozen treat is part science, part presentation.


U.N. Presents Bleak Outlook In Latest Report On Gaza

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A United Nations report says if things continue as they are now, Gaza won't be "habitable" by 2020. Water shortages are a major problem, among other things.


#NPRreads: Middle East Air Quality, Lead Poisoning, And Jell-O

Friday, August 28, 2015

Around the newsroom and around the world, here's what we're reading this week.


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 โ€” based on his Facebook comments. This case and others point to the limits to free speech under the Palestinian Authority.