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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

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In Gaza, A Day That Begins In Fear Ends In Cease-Fire Agreement

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The day began with Israel's military calling up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza; it ended with a 72-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.

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Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.

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Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza

Monday, July 28, 2014

Recent polls show more than 8 in 10 Jewish Israelis support the military operation, even as the death tolls climb. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ratings are soaring.

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In A Complex Web Of Tunnels, Israel Draws Its Red Line

Friday, July 25, 2014

Both the government and the people of Israel have been determined to continue the country's ground invasion in Gaza, despite a growing wave of international criticism. Israelis have been shaken by claims that Hamas has a heavily fortified network of tunnels leading from the Gaza Strip into Israel.

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Kerry Awaits Response From Israel, Hamas On Proposed Cease-Fire

Friday, July 25, 2014

The holy month of Ramadan comes to an end early next week with a celebratory feast, and Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping for a holiday cease-fire in Gaza. He proposed a seven-day truce.

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As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The West Bank and Gaza are less than 40 miles apart, and many Palestinians have ties to both places. Yet the current fighting has made it even harder than usual to stay in touch, let alone visit.

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Israelis Shaken Over Deaths Of Soldiers

Monday, July 21, 2014

In one Jerusalem suburb, some Israelis wonder whether the ground invasion will achieve the results they are looking for.

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In Germany, A Case Against Another Alleged American Spy

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

U.S.-German relations were further strained Wednesday over reports that prosecutors in Germany are investigating a German soldier accused of spying for the U.S. It's the second such case in a week.

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Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue

Sunday, July 06, 2014

East German communism collapsed 25 years ago. But the city of Schwerin still has a Lenin statue, believed to be the last one in Germany. The mayor says it should stay because you can't erase history.

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Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That

Friday, June 27, 2014

Europeans throw away about 90 million tons of food each year. A new German website aims to ratchet that number down a bit by connecting people with leftovers to spare with people who could use them.

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For German Fans In Berlin Beer Garden, National Pride Is No Problem

Thursday, June 26, 2014

As the U.S. and German soccer teams faced off under heavy rain in Recife, Brazil, German fans were glued to their TVs in Berlin. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson offers their reactions to the German win.

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Chancellor's Tough Talk Against Russia Makes Germans Nervous

Thursday, June 26, 2014

German and Russian relations are nearing an all-time low over events in Ukraine. German businesses do not want to punish the Kremlin and its supporters for fear it will damage the German economy.

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Leader Of Anti-Semitic Party In Hungary Finds Out He's Jewish

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

One of the founders of Hungary's far-right Jobbik Party has discovered he is Jewish, and that his grandmother is an Auschwitz survivor. Now, he keeps kosher, attends synagogue and visits Israel.

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Ultra-Nationalist Party Surges In Hungary

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hungary's far-right Jobbik party is expected to win a quarter of the country's seats in upcoming EU elections. The country is also experiencing growing anti-Semitism that has Jewish leaders worried.

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Ukraine's Oligarchs Still Entwine Business With Politics

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The leading candidate in Sunday's presidential election is an oligarch. And the interim government is turning to other oligarchs to help restore calm in some crisis-plagued provinces.

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Eastern Ukraine Muddles Through Voting On Referendums

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Separatists in the eastern Ukraine regions of Donetsk and Luhansk asked voters to take part in an unauthorized referendum Sunday on whether to make their region independent.

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On Eve Of Referendum, Many Fear For Ukrainian Economy

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sunday's referendum in eastern Ukraine comes as fierce battles are waged in the port city of Mariupol. A vote for independence may calm tensions, but it might also bankrupt the economy.

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On Victory Day, Fanfare In Crimea And Turmoil In Eastern Ukraine

Friday, May 09, 2014

As Russians celebrated their World War II victory, President Vladimir Putin made his first visit to Crimea since its annexation to Russia. Meanwhile, pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine are preparing for a referendum Sunday.

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In Ukraine, Two Men Claim To Be The Leader Of Donetsk

Friday, May 09, 2014

The region in eastern Ukraine currently has two governors. One is appointed by the interim government in Kiev, the other is the self-appointed leader of pro-Moscow separatists.

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Spurning Putin's Calls For Delay, Ukrainian Separatists Forge Ahead

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Despite Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent comments, separatists in some cities in eastern Ukraine say they plan to go ahead with their unofficial independence referendum on Sunday.

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