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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Demonstrations over censorship in China and Obama's pick for US defense secretary

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Demonstrations over censorship in China and Obama's pick for US defense secretary

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: School Security - Not Gun Control - is what we Should Learn from Sandy Hook

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Our most important reaction should be rationally taking steps that will stop these kinds of attacks in the short term, and better security in our schools should be the first step.

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The Takeaway

Lessons Learned from the Oslo Accords

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Twenty years ago this month, Palestinians and Israelis managed to come together in secret talks that concluded with the Oslo Accords the following September. Ron Pundak served as chief negotiator for Israel throughout the Oslo peace process. He says that when talks began in December 1992, Israelis and Palestinians "never thought it would take so long, or that the hurdles would be so huge."

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Mad About Music

For Israel’s Ehud Barak, More Time For Music?

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Israel’s Defense Minister and former Prime Minister Ehud Barak reveals, among other things, how playing Chopin calmed him before his first visit with Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat.

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On Being

Robi Damelin and Ali Abu Awaad — No More Taking Sides [remix]

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Robi Damelin lost her son David to a Palestinian sniper. Ali Abu Awwad lost his older brother Yousef to an Israeli soldier. But, instead of clinging to traditional ideologies and turning their pain into more violence, they've decided to understand the oth

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On Being

[Unedited] Robi Damelin and Ali Abu Awwad with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Robi Damelin lost her son David to a Palestinian sniper. Ali Abu Awwad lost his older brother Yousef to an Israeli soldier. But, instead of clinging to traditional ideologies and turning their pain into more violence, they've decided to understand the oth

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The Takeaway

Was Yasser Arafat Murdered?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Yasser Arafat, former chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, died after a mysterious, month-long illness in a French military hospital, eight years ago. Today French, Swiss, and Russian scientists will exhume Arafat's body in Ramallah.

Was Arafat poisoned? How will Arafat's exhumation affect the tenuous peace in the Middle East? Charles Glass is a Middle East expert, journalist and broadcaster. He discusses the investigation, and Arafat's legacy.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Ceasefire agreed in Gaza but will the calm hold?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Ceasefire agreed in Gaza but will the calm hold?

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The Takeaway

Israel and Hamas Agree to Cease-Fire

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Israel and Hamas reached a cease-fire agreement that took effect at 9 p.m. local time (2p.m. Eastern). Both Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr formally announced the deal after negotiations took place in Cairo. The conflict has been escalating for the last week, with news of overnight air strikes on Gaza and a bus bombing in Tel Aviv earlier today preceding the announcement. Daniel Kurtzer, a former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt, explains the significance of the cease-fire.

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The Takeaway

Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister on the Situation in Gaza

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon joins The Takeaway from the BBC's offices in Washington D.C. to share his perspective. He's also the former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.

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WNYC News

Clinton Presses On With Israel-Hamas Truce Efforts

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The U.S. secretary of state continued Wednesday with efforts to wring an elusive truce deal from Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers, after earlier attempts to end more than a week of fighting broke down amid a furious spasm of violence.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | November 21, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister on the Israel—Hamas Conflict | John O. Brennan for CIA Director? | The One World Futbol: A Durable Ball that Can Last for Decades | As Thanksgiving Approaches Sandy's Aftermath Still Looms Over the Northeast | New Movies: 'Rise of the Guardians,' 'Silver Linings Playbook,' 'Life of Pi,' 'Red Dawn' | Ken Burns on "The Central Park Five"

WNYC News

Local Israelis, Palestinians See Slim Chance at Peace as Leaders Work for Truce

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Palestinians and Israelis in the New York area are keeping a close eye on the unfolding events in the Middle East.

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The Takeaway

Middle East Peace Negotiations: There and Back Again

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

As Hamas and other groups in Gaza continue to launch rockets into Israel, and the Israeli Defense Forces bomb Gaza, in turn, it's hard to remember that there have been moments of reconciliation, and promises of peace, between Arabs and Israelis. William Quandt, who helped negotiate the Camp David Accords, and Robert Malley, who worked in President Clinton's National Security Council during the Oslo Accords, both have experience negotiating Middle East peace.

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The Takeaway

What's the Likelihood of a Cease-Fire Between Israel and Hamas?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Freelance reporter Noel King reports from Egypt on the prospect of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Update on Gaza

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, WNYC contributor and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, provides an update on the growing Gaza conflict, and frames the situation in terms of the president's overall stance on Middle Eastern foreign policy.

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WNYC News

Obama Sends Clinton To Mideast Amid Gaza Crisis

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

President Barack Obama dispatched Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Middle East on Tuesday as the U.S. urgently seeks to contain the bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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The Takeaway

Palestinian-Americans Experience Unrest in their Homes from Afar

Monday, November 19, 2012

The death toll from fighting between Israel and Hamas continues to rise. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry and our partner The New York Times, the death toll in Palestine death toll had reached 91 as of Monday. Three Israelis have been killed since the beginning of the conflict. Lena Ibrahim is a first generation Palestinian-American and activist.

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The Takeaway

How Should the United States Respond to Conflict in Gaza?

Monday, November 19, 2012

The "optics," as they say, could be better. Overnight, more died in Gaza as Israel continued its air strikes. In response, Hamas has launched fewer rockets — but some have hit southern Israeli towns. This, along with his trip to Asia, presents another trial for Obama's foreign policy. David Sanger is chief Washington correspondent for our partner The New York Times.

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The Takeaway

Air Raid Sirens Sound in Tel Aviv

Friday, November 16, 2012

A crisis is unfolding in the Middle East, and as expected Israel mounted a huge assault overnight and Gaza militants continued to launch rockets. A key development: the sound of air-raid sirens and explosions heard in Tel Aviv. Natan Sachs, who researches Israeli foreign and domestic policy at the Brookings Institute in D.C., explains what's going on.

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