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PRI's The World

Elvis lives — in a small town near Jerusalem

Friday, August 22, 2014

Every August, patrons flock to The Elvis Inn to celebrate the life of Elvis Presley. This year, with attention focused on the war between Israel and Hamas, organizers wondered whether anyone would show up. But come they did.

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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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After he criticized the Gaza-Israel war, a young Israeli and his girlfriend face isolation

Thursday, August 21, 2014

In the midst of the ongoing and divisive war in Gaza, some Israelis have made their anti-war sentiments known. Sometimes, though, that's easier said than done. A left-leaning couple in Jerusalem shares their story of ostracization after vocalizing their anti-war opinions.

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Palestinians and Missourians find common cause amidst the tear gas

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

In the midst of protests in Ferguson — marked by increasingly militaristic police intervention — Palestinian protestors have offered their support, solidarity and advice to those on the front lines of the St. Louis suburb. An unexpected dialogue has emerged on Twitter between the two groups — protestors who live halfway across the world from each other but face similar battles.

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The Takeaway

How Israel Fuels a Black Market for Organs

Monday, August 18, 2014

A mixture of religious law and cultural practices have led many Israelis to reject organ donation, creating a desperate market of patients who will do anything for a transplantable organ.

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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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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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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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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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The Takeaway

New Lives and A Land Torn Apart

Monday, August 11, 2014

An American immigrant in Israel explains why she made the decision to move and why she’s confident in the country’s future. One Arab-Israeli writer had long-embraced his role as someone who could connect and unite two cultures. But the recent violence has become too much for him—and he’s finally left Israel. 

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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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Studio 360

The Honorable Woman: Cable Drama Takes on Gaza

Friday, August 08, 2014

When they set out to make a TV thriller about Gaza, the producers of The Honorable Woman knew they were working with timely material. They didn’t realize just how timely it would turn out to be.

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Jewish settlers establish a new West Bank outpost in the name of the murdered Israeli teens

Friday, August 08, 2014

In the heart of the West Bank, Israelis have started building a settlement. The area is where three Israeli teenagers were killed — allegedly by Hamas — back in June. While the settlers say this is a peaceful occupation, it may prove to be a roadblock during peace talks.

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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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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, August 07, 2014

This week in “Thanks, Internet” — infographic violence, a moth's big moment, the real Uncle Sam, This day in TRL, and Lorde's "Royals" takes a rural victory lap.

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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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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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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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The Takeaway

Gaza Truce: Peace Talks With No Winners

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

On Monday, Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire proposed by Egypt. But a lack of trust between all three parties could complicate hopes for a long-term solution to the conflict.

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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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