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The Takeaway

Why Israel is The World's Toughest Beat

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In just three years, the NYT's Jodi Rudoren has covered two Israeli national elections, two wars in Gaza, failed peace talks and watched the fallout from regional political instability.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Video Game Fame, Debating Cruel and Unusual Punishment, and Wendell Pierce From 'The Wire'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Takeaway chats with the creator of "The Oregon Trail," we look at a death penalty case before the Supreme Court, and Wendell Pierce who played Bunk on "The Wire" discusses Baltimore.

The Takeaway

Palestinian Refugee Camp Attacked by ISIS

Monday, April 06, 2015

About 2,000 people managed to flee the Yarmouk refugee camp over the weekend, but Palestinian officials report that as many as 18,000 civilians remain trapped.

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The Takeaway

The Two State Illusion

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sunni-Shiite sectarian violence in Iraq, the unraveling of Syria, the rise of ISIS—all of these events have made a lasting agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians more elusive.

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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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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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PRI's The World

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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PRI's The World

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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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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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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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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