Emily Harris

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In Gaza, The Specter Of ISIS Proves Useful To Both Sides

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Islamic State is not believed to be in the Gaza Strip. But a flier in its name was recently sent around the territory. Both Israel and Hamas are trying to use it to their advantage.


Gaza Tech Hub Finds Success In International Crowdfunding

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Billions have been pledged to help rebuild Gaza, but little of that money has arrived yet. But a startup accelerator is drawing interest and crowdfunding from around the region and the world.


Just Under The Surface, Palestinian Rivals Remain Bitterly Divided

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The two leading Palestinian factions recently agreed to end a feud and work together. But in the Gaza Strip, the wounds have not healed from a nasty bout of infighting in 2007.


'People Are Going To Rebel': Slow Pace Of Rebuilding Frustrates Gazans

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Three months after the war between Israel and Hamas ended, reconstruction has barely started. Many people still live in half-bombed houses. But there are a few bright spots and a bit of innovation.

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6 Arrested For Looting Antiquities From Israel's 'Cave Of The Skulls'

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Israeli authorities released a photo of a 2000-year-old lice comb that was captured along with the men, who are accused of stealing objects from the area where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

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Israel In Political Upheaval — Two Years Ahead Of Schedule

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Israel will hold parliamentary elections in March after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu broke up his cabinet and asked voters for a new mandate.


In Israel, A Clash Over What The Nation Is And Who It's For

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Israel's prime minister says the country needs to be officially defined as a Jewish state, but opponents say that would undermine its goal of equality for all.


Jordanians Weigh Risks And Rewards Of Being A Close U.S. Ally

Friday, November 28, 2014

Jordan has joined the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State. A training base in Jordan, paid for in part by the U.S., symbolizes the two countries close and sometime controversial alliance.


How Dogs Understand What We Say

Friday, November 28, 2014

Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.


Israel Is A Homeland For Jewish People — But Is It A Jewish State?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Israel was founded as a homeland for the Jewish people. But a proposal to define it in law as a Jewish state has become a hot-button political issue. Opponents say it's a undemocratic mix of religion and law.


In Response To Attacks, Israel Takes Down Palestinian Homes

Saturday, November 22, 2014

After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while others call it collective punishment.


Tensions In Jerusalem Strain Jordan's Relationship With Israel

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jordan is formally in charge of Jerusalem's Al Aqsa compound — on the hilltop contested by Jews and Muslims — and the kingdom is nervous that tensions could ignite a broad conflict.


Synagogue Attack Fuels Rising Tensions In Jerusalem

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Palestinian attackers killed four people praying in a Jerusalem synagogue, raising fears of increased unrest and violence in the city.


At A Tense Jerusalem Holy Site, Palestinians Stand Watch

Saturday, November 15, 2014

With tensions rising over a sacred hilltop in Jerusalem, Muslims "defenders" say they are protecting the holy site against Jewish activists. But critics say this is just contributing to the friction.


Israelis And Palestinians Ask: Is Another Uprising On The Way?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

So far, it's just scattered unrest. But with peace talks in the deep freeze and the recent scuffling over Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, there's talk about the prospects of another intifada.


The Jewish Divide Over Jerusalem's Most Sensitive Holy Site

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Israeli policy bars Jews from praying on the Temple Mount, the Jerusalem hilltop sacred to Jews and Muslims. But some rabbis and right-wing politicians are increasingly challenging the ban.


Why Jerusalem's Real Estate Market Is Part Of The Mideast Conflict

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Israeli Jews seek to increase their numbers in East Jerusalem by buying homes from Palestinians. It's an extremely sensitive topic, and some Palestinians say they are tricked into selling.


Tensions Rise In Jerusalem After Second Attack

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A Palestinian driver crashed into Israeli pedestrians, killing one, for the second time in weeks. Tensions are rising in Jerusalem over the most inflammatory issue between Israelis and Palestinians — the Old City Hill that is holy to both sides.


For Palestinians, A Bridge-Building Bus Trip To Israel Turns Sour

Saturday, November 01, 2014

The constant friction between Israelis and Palestinians has taken its toll on "normalization" efforts between the two sides. Nowadays, many Palestinians consider it a dirty word.


Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees': For Smartphones And Community

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The man-made trees are designed to create a public space where people can gather and re-charge a battery — their own and their smartphone's.