Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

Naftali Bennett Is Sworn In As Israel's New Prime Minister

Monday, June 14, 2021

The Israeli parliament voted to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 years in power. Israel's longest-serving prime minister will be succeeded by Naftali Bennett, a former aide turned political rival.

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Israel's Parliament Ousts Netanyahu

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Israel's parliament has approved a new coalition government, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's 12 years in power.

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Israel Poised To End Prime Minister Netanyahu's Rule In Vote

Sunday, June 13, 2021

The Israeli parliament is expected to vote today on ousting long-time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This, after Netanhayhu failed to form a coalition government after four rounds of elections.

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Israeli Parliament To Vote This Weekend On New Coalition Government

Friday, June 11, 2021

Naftali Bennett is poised to be Israel's next prime minister if a vote goes his way on Sunday. He'll replace Benjamin Netanyahu, who held a record-long term leading the country.

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'New Era In Resettlement': U.S. Refugee Advocates Count On More Community-Based Help

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Refugee advocates have welcomed President Biden's decision to raise the U.S. refugee cap from 15,000 to 62,500 this year. Community-based resettlement efforts are expected to become more prominent.

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White House Says Public Can Do More To Resettle Additional Refugees

Monday, May 03, 2021

Refugees working at a Connecticut moving company make their way in the U.S. with help from Americans who put up their own money. It's an approach that could become more common.

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Composer Malek Jandali Considers Syria's Civil War, A Decade On

Saturday, March 27, 2021

A simple piece that composer Malek Jandali wrote in 2011 became inextricable from the early protests in Syria. For a decade now, that connection has informed and invigorated his life and work.

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Was Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Involved In Jamal Khashoggi's Death?

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The White House says President Biden will call the Saudi King soon and it could be to lay the ground work for the release of a U.S. report on the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Torture Victims See Syrian Intelligence Official Convicted For War Crimes

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

In a landmark step in the effort to hold Syrian officials accountable for war crimes, a German court convicted a former Syrian intelligence officer and sentenced him to four and a half years in jail.

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Landmark Verdict In Germany Sentences Syrian For Aiding Crimes Against Humanity

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Eyad al-Gharib was convicted for sending protesters to a prison where they were tortured, in the first criminal trial against Syrians who served in President Bashar Assad's government.

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Biden Announces U.S. Will Engage Diplomatically To End War In Yemen

Friday, February 05, 2021

Taking on two world crises, President Biden pledged to use diplomacy to end the long Yemen war and to allow more refugees to come to the US.

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'I Was Absolutely Terrified': American Sam Goodwin Describes Syrian Prison Time

Thursday, February 04, 2021

The traveler tells the story of his two months held in Syria's notorious prisons, and how his family got a Lebanese official to help secure his release.

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Life Is 'Really Tough' For Refugees Trying To Settle In Pandemic America

Monday, January 25, 2021

Federal aid ends after 90 days, when refugees are expected to be self-sufficient. With the coronavirus on top of Trump administration cuts to the refugee program, the challenges are overwhelming.

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Biden Plans To Reopen America To Refugees After Trump Slashed Admissions

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The president-elect pledges to welcome as many as 125,000 refugees a year — up from the Trump administration's record-low cap of 15,000. Here are some challenges that await.

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'Nasrin' Documentary Spotlights Life And Work Of Jailed Iranian Human Rights Lawyer

Friday, October 30, 2020

A new film focuses on Nasrin Sotoudeh, a leading human rights lawyer whose health is declining in prison. "She is the closest thing that Iran has to Nelson Mandela," says analyst Karim Sadjadpour.

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A Syrian Refugee Family's Resettlement In The U.S. Is Captured In Graphic Novel

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Welcome To The New World begins in 2016 when the Aldabaans arrive on election day — and wake up in Donald Trump's America. Author Jake Halpern began to document the newcomers in a comic strip.

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Spain Starts Trial Of Former Salvadoran Officer Over Killing Of Jesuit Priests

Thursday, September 03, 2020

A Spanish court has put a former Salvadoran military officer on trial for the alleged killing of Jesuit priests three decades ago.

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A Trial In Spain Raises Hope For Justice For 1989 Priest Killings In El Salvador

Thursday, August 13, 2020

A court in Madrid is due to rule next month on murder and terrorism charges against an ex-Salvadoran military officer alleged to have played a key role in the executions of five Spanish priests.

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At The U.N., Russia Forces Reduced Access For Aid To Syrians

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Aid groups warn that civilians are in danger, as a humanitarian assistance program that funnels supplies to displaced Syrians in areas outside government control is whittled down yet again.

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Syrian Filmmaker Speaks Out On Torture: 'I Was Holding This Pain For A Long Time'

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Oscar-nominated documentary maker Feras Fayyad delivered the first witness testimony in a crimes against humanity trial against a former Syrian government official in Germany.

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