Joanna Kakissis

Joanna Kakissis appears in the following:

The Far Right's Marine Le Pen Courts France's Female Voters

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The French presidential candidate is portraying herself as a working mom who fights for women, but says she's no feminist. The populist politician is also known for her anti-immigrant stance.


Brash Leftist Candidate Shakes Up France's Presidential Election

Monday, April 17, 2017

Jean-Luc Melenchon is surging in polls less then two weeks before France's election. He's using fiery populist speeches, a fight-the-rich video game and holograms to appeal to disaffected voters


Conservative French Presidential Nominee's Unusual Tactic: Tout His Faith

Saturday, April 15, 2017

In the heavily secular country, Catholic Francois Fillon has been the only one of 11 candidates to speak openly about his religion. It may be keeping his scandal-tinged campaign afloat.


Despite Corruption Charges, French Catholics Stand Behind Francois Fillon

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Christians voting in France's presidential election are sticking by the only openly religious candidate in the race, conservative Francois Fillon, even as he faces corruption charges.


Alleged Plot, Coming Trial In Montenegro Reads Like a Thriller

Thursday, April 13, 2017

In February, Montenegro's special prosecutor announced that "Russian state bodies" had backed a plot to overthrow the government and kill the prime minister. A trial is expected to begin this fall.


Morning News Brief: Tillerson In Russia, Spicer's Hitler Remarks, French Election

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Matt Bodner of The Moscow Times discusses Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's meeting with officials in Russia. Also, Sean Spicer has apologized for remarks about Hitler and chemical weapons.


Facing Death Threats And A Ban On His Novel, A Palestinian Author Flees

Saturday, April 01, 2017

"I always thought there was much space to write, to think, in Ramallah, especially," says novelist Abbad Yahya. "I feel that this space has now disappeared." He's now in hiding, fearing arrest.


In Serbia's Election, The Comedian Is A Serious Contender

Friday, March 31, 2017

Luka Maksimovic has made wild promises and offered cash for votes. "Life must be really bad for us if we are voting for a young comedian running for president under a fake persona," says a supporter.


A Parody Politician Gains Serious Attention In Serbia

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A comedian with a fake name and a horse is winning over voters in Serbia by declaring he is a corrupt thief. He's a parody of how Serbs see their politicians, and he's running second in the polls.


New Film Spotlights Palestinian Women Navigating Life 'In Between' Cultures

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Maysaloun Hamoud's In Between highlights the challenges young Palestinian women face in Israel as they try to live amid contradictory expectations. Hamoud has received death threats since its release.


Israelis And Palestinians 'Must Know How To Speak To Each Other'

Saturday, March 18, 2017

In one small neighborhood in Jerusalem, a group of Israelis and Palestinians has been trying to learn each others' languages and become better neighbors.


At This Palestinian University, Students Are Losing Hope In A 2-State Solution

Friday, February 17, 2017

Palestinians at a West Bank university say they fear the idea of a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel is dead after President Trump's meeting with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.


How The Trump And Netanyahu Meeting Is Playing In The Middle East

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Israelis and Palestinians are taking in the meeting between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — where U.S. policy seemed to turn more toward some Israeli priorities.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Set To Meet Trump

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to meet President Trump, who might be changing U.S. policy on settlements, Jerusalem and Israel's adversary — Iran.


A Jewish Settlement In The West Bank Has Ties To Trump Administration

Friday, February 10, 2017

One of the fundraisers for a group that's raised millions for a seminary in the settlement is Trump's pick for ambassador to Israel. Trump and his son-in-law have made donations to the group.


Jewish Settlement In The West Bank Tied To Trump Administration

Thursday, February 09, 2017

A Jewish settlement in the West Bank has specific ties to the Trump administration. It's supported by the man Trump named to be U.S. ambassador to Israel. He's appreciated on the streets of Beit El.


Israel's Parliament Passes Controversial Settlement Law Retroactively

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The Israeli parliament has approved thousands of homes for Jewish settlers that had been built without permission in the West Bank. Palestinians condemned the law.


Jewish Settlers Ordered To Evacuate Illegal West Bank Outpost

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Jewish settlers in a two-decades-old West Bank outpost — considered illegal even under Israeli law — were told to evacuate. Some swear to fight the order while Palestinians hope to get access to land they once owned.


In West Bank, Witnesses To Conflict Are Using Video To Document What They See

Monday, January 23, 2017

This week, Israel will sentence a soldier convicted of killing a wounded Palestinian man last year in Hebron. A Palestinian shoemaker recorded a video of the shooting, which was shown at the trial.


Attack In Jerusalem Leaves 4 Dead And At Least 15 Others Injured

Sunday, January 08, 2017

In Jerusalem, four Israeli soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a truck drove into a group. Israeli officials say the driver, a Palestinian man, was shot shortly after the incident.