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The Takeaway

'Criminal' Acts & the Laws of War

Monday, August 04, 2014

Ratified in 1949, the Geneva Conventions laid out a code of conduct for war. Given the current conflicts in the Middle East, where does the world actually stand on the Geneva Conventions?

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PRI's The World

Gazans find no refuge in UN schools, but they're staying because it's the best they have

Monday, August 04, 2014

People in Gaza have been taking shelter in schools run by the United Nations, but some schools have also been attacked. Yet with nowhere else to go, Gazans have to remain in the battered and overcrowded makeshift shelters.

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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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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The "What Does Congress Do All Day?" Edition

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz with special guests Jamelle Bouie and Annie Lowrey. This week: Continued violence in the Middle East, a potential lawsuit against Obama, and a small victory for the pro-choice contingent in the South.

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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

Gaza: No Peace & No Way Out

Thursday, July 31, 2014

As Operation Protective Edge continues into its fourth week, Israel stands firmly behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A recent poll found that more than 90 percent of Jewish Israelis believe Operation Protective Edge is justified.

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The Takeaway

Growing Up in a Palestinian Refugee Camp

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The violence rages on in Israel and Palestine this week. Amid the escalating humanitarian crisis, The Takeaway hears from a woman who was born and raised in a refugee camp in Gaza.

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The Takeaway

Lessons From My Jewish Mother & Palestinian Father

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The daughter of a Palestinian father and a Jewish mother, Claire Hajaj's expertise on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is personal. Her new novel is based on the story of her parents who met and fell in love at at British university in the summer of 1967 as the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians raged on.

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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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The Takeaway

Is America Still Israel's Best Friend?

Monday, July 28, 2014

The way most Americans understand our relationship with Israel has changed a great deal since the country's founding in 1948.

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The Takeaway

Gaza: A Day of Rage & The Search for a Cease-Fire

Friday, July 25, 2014

Yesterday in Gaza, an apparent Israeli strike rocked a school run by United Nations relief workers and killed at least 10 people. As the violence intensifies, international aid workers are finding it increasingly difficult to continue doing their job.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn Palestinians on Gaza Conflict: 'We're not Cowards'

Friday, July 25, 2014

After a late-night encounter outside a mosque, Palestinians in Bay Ridge are bracing for more tensions.

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WNYC News

Art That Reaches Beyond Palestine

Friday, July 25, 2014

Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar made headlines internationally when Israeli authorities refused to let him travel to New York for the opening of a show at the New Museum.

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WNYC News

A Teen's Dispatch from Israel

Friday, July 25, 2014

The conflict in Gaza accelerated just as New Jersey resident Josh Cohen arrived — but he's not planning to cut his trip short.

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On The Media

War of Words In Israel-Palestine, Downed Planes, and Dark Humor

Friday, July 25, 2014

A breaking news consumer's handbook for plane crashes, the challenges of choosing the right words in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and humor when the news is bleak. 

On The Media

Loaded Language

Friday, July 25, 2014

For reporters covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, choosing the right words is a daunting task. So the International Press Institute set out to identify those hot-button words and phrases that the media throw around and create a glossary, called "Use With Care", that offers context and more neutral language. Brooke talks with Naomi Hunt, editor of the glossary and senior press freedom adviser at the IPI.

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Selected Shorts

A Talking Fish

Friday, July 25, 2014

This reading by Josh Radnor of Etgar Keret’s “Halibut” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Take a Seat,” hosted by Robert Sean Leonard.

 

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The Takeaway

The Elusive Dream of Peace in Gaza

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's already been a deadly week in Gaza and Israel, but a cease-fire seems no closer. Veteran Middle East negotiator Ambassador Martin Indyk says it's an unsustainable stalemate in an increasingly unstable region.

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The Takeaway

When the Skies Are Too Dangerous to Fly

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot out of the sky over a conflict zone in Ukraine, the FAA announced that no U.S. flights would be allowed to fly to Israel for a period of 24 hours after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv. What happens when the airspace becomes a war zone? 

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