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The Leonard Lopate Show

In Israel, A Husband and Rabbis Decide Divorce

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only Orthodox rabbis can legalize a marriage or its dissolution, which is only possible with the husband’s full consent. 

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The Takeaway

How to Combat Anti-Semitism in Europe

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Israel expects 15,000 Jews to leave France for Israel in 2015, and Jews throughout Europe have seen an uptick in anti-Semitism. We explore how the E.U. should deal with this problem.

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The Takeaway

To Counter Obama on Iran, Boehner Invites Netanyahu to Congress

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

President Obama is determined to make diplomatic progress with Iran. And now some say Speaker Boehner is raising the stakes by inviting Israel's prime minister to address Congress.

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The Takeaway

Palestine Pivots Towards International Community

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The Mideast peace process has been at a standstill for more than a decade. Now, the Palestinian leadership is trying a new tactic: Appealing to the international community.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: An Attack in Paris, America's Day in the Sun, and Relics from The Past

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a terrorist attack in Paris, a bright spot shining on the U.S. economy, and we explore the contents of a 220-year-old time capsule.

New Sounds

Music With Echoes of the Near East (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

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For this New Sounds show, listen to music with echoes of Turkey, Israel, & Iran. Hear music from the French-born clarinetist Yom, Montreal-based chamber post-rock band Esmerine, & more.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Debunking a Civil War Myth, a Famous Literary Character, and Fighting Ebola With Celebrities & Christmas

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Takeaway explores Gen. Sherman's historic march, novelist Richard Ford discusses his new book, and we look at the remake of a hit 1980s charity album.

New Sounds

Music With Echoes of the Near East

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

For this New Sounds show, listen to music with echoes of Turkey, Israel, & Egypt. Hear music from the French-born clarinetist Yom, Montreal-based chamber post-rock band Esmerine, & more.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Assaf Gavron's new Novel Takes on Charged Geo-Political Issues with Satire

Friday, November 07, 2014

One of Israel’s most acclaimed young novelists tells us about his novel The Hilltop, which is both a serious and satirical look at the complex, often absurd reality of life in Israel.

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The Takeaway

Tensions Rise In Wake of Temple Mount Closure

Friday, October 31, 2014

A killing and an attempted assassination connected to the closure of one of Jerusalem's holiest sites has left tensions running high.

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The Takeaway

Abbas: Closing Jerusalem Holy Site an Act of War

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Israeli government has closed Temple Mount—a holy site for both Jews and Muslims—which Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called an act of war.

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FT Big Read

Israel's expanding settlements

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Israel's expanding settlements

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FT Big Read

Israel's expanding settlements

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Israel's expanding settlements

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On The Media

Ebola in Liberia, Outbreak Narratives, and Covering Israel-Palestine

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Liberian journalist on covering a deadly epidemic, how Hollywood influences our understanding of Ebola, and a debate between two journalists about the press and Israel-Palestine. 

On The Media

Two Journalists Debate Coverage of Israel-Palestine

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ethan Bronner and Matti Friedman, two journalists who've devoted their careers to reporting on Israel and Palestine, discuss how the international press treats this thorny story.    

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On The Media

Ethan Bronner & Matti Friedman on Coverage of Israel-Palestine

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Ethan Bronner, deputy national editor for the New York Times, and Matti Friedman, Jerusalem-based journalist, debate how the international press treats the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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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

Murdered journalist Steven Sotloff was Jewish and Israeli — and here's how his friends tried to cover it up

Monday, September 08, 2014

When Steven Sotloff's friends discovered he was being held captive by ISIS militants, they set out to hide any reference to the fact that he was Jewish and a dual American-Israeli citizen — and succeeded.

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PRI's The World

Al-Qaeda arrives at Israel's doorstep in the Golan Heights

Friday, September 05, 2014

The Israel-Syria border had been quiet for decades, even though the two countries are technically still at war. But that changed three years ago, when civil war broke out in Syria. Al-Qaeda-linked militants fighting the Syrian regime have battled for the border region, and just won control over it. That is making Israelis quite nervous.

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The Takeaway

Despite Gazan Cease-Fire, No Long-Term Peace Plan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Israel and Hamas finally agreed to a cease-fire this week. But many say the deal hardly addresses most of the underlying problems that prompted this summer of fighting.

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