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PRI's The World

He was the son of a top Hamas leader — then he became an Israeli informant

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Green Prince was the code name for a top Israeli informant, a man who was the son of a Hamas founder. It's also the name of a new documentary that chronicles the path of informant Mosab Hassan Yousef, and his relationship with his Israeli handler.

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PRI's The World

At the only place where Israel will export things to Gaza, both sides remain at arm's length

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A visit to the Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and Gaza is like a trip into the Twilight Zone. The security precautions and lack of human contact between the Israelis and Palestinians who work there captures the bizarre relationship between the two sides.

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PRI's The World

Hamas tries to send a message to Israel — with an unprecedented mass execution

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hamas' public execution of suspected Israeli spies sent a clear message: If you work with Israel, you'll pay the steepest possible price. But the killings come after top commanders died in Israeli airstrikes, which could mean that the group is deeply vulnerable to Israeli intelligence.

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PRI's The World

In Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, no one wants to be seen taking the first step

Friday, August 15, 2014

Bitter enemies negotiating? It sounds like an oxymoron. But that's exactly what the Israeli and Palestinians have been trying to do in Cairo. How does it actually play out?

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PRI's The World

There's one place where Israelis and Hamas speak directly — on TV

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A couple of years ago, Hamas and Israeli TV news stations happened to be simultaneously showing live feeds from the other's show, when the Israel anchor decided to try talking to the Hamas anchor. That led to a conversation that is still happening, occasionally, today.

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PRI's The World

A Hamas terror anthem is Israel's biggest summer hit

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

When fighting broke out in Gaza, Hamas recorded a music video to encourage its fighters and scare Israelis. Instead, the song has become a huge hit in Israel.

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PRI's The World

Fighting has stopped again in Gaza, but nearby Israeli towns are still deserted

Monday, August 11, 2014

Southern Israeli communities like Kibbutz Nahal Oz are still recommending that their residents stay away despite a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, leaving residents conflicted about what to do.

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PRI's The World

The Gaza War resumes — and both sides are unhappy

Friday, August 08, 2014

A 3-day ceasefire in the Gaza Strip ended early Friday. Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel, and Israel retaliated with air strikes. War fatigue is growing but neither side appears ready to give ground.

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The Takeaway

Israel Resumes Strikes on Gaza Following Rocket Attack

Friday, August 08, 2014

Israel resumed air strikes in Gaza this morning after Hamas fired rockets across the border into Israel, ending a three-day truce. The Israeli army called the renewed rocket attacks, "unacceptable, intolerable and short-sighted".

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PRI's The World

Residents of Gaza are digging through the rubble, anxious to find scraps of their past

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Huge swathes of Gaza lie in rubble in the aftermath of intense fighting between Hamas and Israel. Gazans who have returned to their homes during a ceasefire are shocked by the damage and hoping that the short peace will hold.

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PRI's The World

Some in Israel are questioning the military's Hannibal Doctrine

Thursday, August 07, 2014

In Israel, there's a sense that the war with Hamas seems to be over, with both sides taking stock of what happened over the past month. One topic of debate in Israel surrounds the military's controversial Hannibal Doctrine.

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PRI's The World

How cement could de-rail the Gaza peace talks

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

With the cease-fire holding in Gaza, both sides are now facing the difficult task of negotiating a lasting truce. This involves huge political issues. But also some very mundane issues, which could de-rail any settlement. For instance, cement. Cement is obviously needed for reconstruction. But Israel doesn't want Hamas to re-build its tunnels.

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PRI's The World

How do you even talk about peace in Gaza when both sides are digging in?

Monday, August 04, 2014

One blogger is finding it hopeless to write about Israel's operation in Gaza. But his blog is about writing about Israel. So he finally took a swing at it, while trying not to descend into an angry screed.

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PRI's The World

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are looking forward with a sense of dread

Friday, August 01, 2014

After the swift collapse of a 72-hour ceasefire plan and the reported capture of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants, people in the Gaza Strip are looking at the prospect of entering their fifth week under a deadly military offensive with no end in sight.

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PRI's The World

How American Jews feel about Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Public support for Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip has remained strong and steady in Israel. But as the Palestinian death toll reportedly climbed above 1,400 people, divisions within the American Jewish community over the war are becoming more and more clear, says Peter Beinart, author of “The Crisis of Zionism.”

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PRI's The World

As Gaza burns, some West Bankers are calling for a third intifada

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Despite the campaign in Gaza, the West Bank has stayed relatively quiet in recent weeks. But after three Palestinians died during a massive demonstration at the Qalandiya checkpoint, some are speculating about a third intifada.

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The Takeaway

An Inside Look at Gaza's Tunnels

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

In a televised address late Monday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his citizens to prepare for a long fight in Gaza. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Gaza crisis: what does current conflict mean for Netanyahu, Hamas and the wider middle east?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gaza crisis: what does current conflict mean for Netanyahu, Hamas and the wider middle east?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Will the Rockets and Missiles Stop Flying?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

This morning Israel has accepted an Egypt-brokered cease fire, but reports are Hamas has rejected it. Steven Erlanger, London bureau chief and former Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, discusses the latest in the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the US response.

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WNYC News

Families Weigh Trips to Israel Amid Violence

Sunday, July 13, 2014

It's the time of year that thousands of young Jewish Americans, many of them from the New York City area, head to Israel.

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