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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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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

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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PRI's The World

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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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

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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New Sounds

Istanbul, not Constantinople

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Listen to a tour of the eastern part of the Mediterranean on this New Sounds.  We'll journey through a thousand years of the music that resounded along the mighty Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey (not Constantinople) from the 14th/15th Century Greek chant to Crusader songs, Sufi Ceremonial music, Turkish folk music, Sephardic Jwish songs, and more.

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On Being

David Hartman — Hope in a Hopeless God [remix]

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Rabbi David Hartman confronts God in the modern world, and the deepest meaning of the Jewish state, as a sacred obligation.

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On Being

[Unedited] David Hartman with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Rabbi David Hartman confronts God in the modern world, and the deepest meaning of the Jewish state, as a sacred obligation.

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New Sounds

Istanbul, not Constantinople

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Listen to a tour of the eastern part of the Mediterranean on this New Sounds.  We'll journey through a thousand years of the music that resounded along the mighty Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey (not Constantinople) from the 14th/15th Century Greek chant to Crusader songs, Sufi Ceremonial music, Turkish folk music, Sephardic Jwish songs, and more.

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New Sounds

Istanbul, not Constantinople

Monday, November 07, 2011

Listen to a tour of the eastern part of the Mediterranean on this New Sounds.  We'll journey through a thousand years of the music that resounded along the mighty Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey (not Constantinople) from the 14th/15th Century Greek chant to Crusader songs, Sufi Ceremonial music, Turkish folk music, Sephardic Jwish songs, and more.  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jerusalem: The Biography

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Simon Sebag Montefiore looks at how did the small, remote town of Jerusalem became the Holy City, the “center of the world,” and the key to peace in the Middle East. Jerusalem: The Biography tells the city’s story through the wars, love affairs, and revelations of the kings, empresses, prophets, poets, saints, conquerors and whores who created, destroyed, chronicled and believed in Jerusalem.

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On Being

Sari Nusseibeh — The Evolution of Change [remix]

Thursday, September 15, 2011

We experience a vision of caution and hope planted in a long view of Arab and Palestinian history, culture, and time in Palestinian philosopher Sari Nusseibeh. His personal story is steeped in layers of identity and, as he says, living legend, which shape

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On Being

[Unedited] Sari Nusseibeh with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 15, 2011

We experience a vision of caution and hope planted in a long view of Arab and Palestinian history, culture, and time in Palestinian philosopher Sari Nusseibeh. His personal story is steeped in layers of identity and, as he says, living legend, which shape

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Transportation Nation

Jerusalem Train Moving Forward Despite Politics

Sunday, April 17, 2011

(Jerusalem --Patricia Willens, WNYC) The tag line for Jerusalem’s transportation master plan is “everything is connected,” a resonant phrase for such a complicated place. Palestinians and Israelis; Science and Faith; Politics and Religion. It’s all connected here but in a tenuous and tense way. Still, everyday life continues and the bald fact for many Jerusalemites is that traffic is terrible. It’s hard to get around even though the city is small, with a population of about 800 thousand people.

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Many residents rely on public transportation here, meaning buses. According to the city’s own count, there are 500 thousand trips per day. The main artery -- Jaffa Street -- at one point had 200 buses running in one hour, moving at about 5km/hour. Central Jerusalem was polluted, noisy and inefficient, according to transit official Nadav Meroz.

“So we took this corridor which was the main corridor for private cars and public transport and we brought it back for the people of Jerusalem,” he said.

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WNYC News

Can a Light Rail Unify, Modernize Jerusalem?

Friday, April 15, 2011

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The tag line for Jerusalem’s transportation master plan is "everything is connected," a resonant phrase for such a complicated place. Palestinians and Israelis, science and faith, politics and religion — it's all connected here but in a tenuous and tense way. Still, everyday life continues and the fact for many Jerusalemites is that traffic is terrible. It’s hard to get around even though the city is small, with a population of about 800,000 people.

As millions of Jews prepare for Passover seders that conclude with the words "Next Year, in Jerusalem," the city is struggling with very modern problems.

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The Takeaway

Explosion at Bus Stop in Jerusalem

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A bus has exploded in Jerusalem. The number of casualties is unknown, but there are reports that people are being carried away on stretchers. The explosion came from a bomb left in a bag at a bus stop near the main entrance to Jerusalem, shattering windows in nearby buildings. It appears to be the first bus bombing in several years and comes amid rising tensions between Hamas militants and Israel. The BBC's Bethany Bell reports from Jerusalem.

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