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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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. 

The Takeaway

Can Anyone Broker Peace in the Middle East?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Egypt has played a leading role in maintaining Middle East peace since President Jimmy Carter negotiated the Camp David Accords in 1978. Today, after a counterrevolution and continuing waves of unrest, Egypt has problems of its own, and neither Hamas nor the Likud Party-led Israeli government seems ready for a cease-fire.

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The Takeaway

The Deep Divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gaza has been plagued by conflict for decades. And for people living in the Gaza Strip, one of the most densely packed places on Earth, occupation and confrontation are just troubles inherent in daily life.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Gaza crisis: what does current conflict mean for Netanyahu, Hamas and the wider middle east?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gaza crisis: what does current conflict mean for Netanyahu, Hamas and the wider middle east?

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WNYC News

In Conversations On Mid-East Violence, NY Jews Struggle for Right Words

Friday, July 11, 2014

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Across dinner tables and in synagogues, many families have been reflecting on the cost to both sides. Some can't bring themselves to talk about it at all.

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On The Media

Getting Fired for a FOIA, A Chicago Crime Reporter, Cold Cases and More

Friday, July 11, 2014

A CIA agent gets fired over a FOIA request, the truth behind the current immigration crisis, and the Chicago Tribune’s overnight crime reporter on covering endless shootings. 

The Takeaway

Violence Escalates in Israel-Palestine Conflict

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hostilities continued between Israelis and Palestinians on Wednesday following weeks of mounting tension and acts of violence against young people on both sides. Militants in Gaza responded to the Israeli military airstrike with a volley of rockets aimed at densely populated areas, including Tel Aviv. The Israeli military reported that at least five of those rockets were shot down.

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The Takeaway

Israel Arrests Suspects in Revenge Killing of Palestinian Teen

Monday, July 07, 2014

Amid escalating tensions, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phoned the father of a murdered Palestinian teenager and promised that the attackers would be prosecuted. Mark Regev, chief spokesman for the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, discusses the arrests and the escalating tensions in the region.

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The Takeaway

Tensions Run High in Israel and Palestine

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Israeli authorities discovered the bodies of three teenagers earlier this week, after an 18 day search. As the country mourned, Israeli police discovered the body of a Palestinian teenager in a forest outside Jerusalem. Palestinian leaders have accused the Jewish settlers of retaliation, abduction and murder.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Israel, Palestine, Peace and the Pope

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pope Francis hosted the Israeli and Palestinian presidents in the Vatican for a prayer meeting. Aaron David Miller, vice president at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a former U.S. Mideast negotiator and adviser, explains what the summit means for the peace negotiations, led by Secretary of State John Kerry, that have broken down.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Admiral Ayalon on the Two-State Solution

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ami Ayalon, former commander of the Israeli Navy and former director of the security service Shin Bet, explains why he supports a two-state solution and what role American Jews have in the resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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