More than six months since the war between Israel and Hamas, parts of Gaza look as if the conflict ended yesterday. Many who lost their homes still live in tents. Despite billions of dollars pledged to aid the reconstruction, little has actually reached Gaza so far. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports. Continue reading
Though Israel and Hamas agreed to stop their fighting in late August, in Gaza many Palestinians are struggling to rebuild with little signs of hope or progress. PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent Martin Seemungal traveled there to get a firsthand look at the remaining destruction and to find out why the rebuilding process is nearly stagnant.
In our news wrap Monday, the Department of Health and Human Services estimate that 9 to 9.9 million Americans are expected to sign up for coverage under the health care law in 2015 — far fewer than the Congressional Budget Office forecast of 13 million. Also, the U.S. Postal Service said that agency employee data had been the target of a cyber attack. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — With a late-November deadline approaching, America’s top diplomat is plunging back into Iranian nuclear talks with one eye on his adversary and the other on developments at home, as pressure rises in Washington for a deal ensuring the Islamic republic cannot become a nuclear state. Continue reading
President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Israel’s failed peace process, restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program and the Islamic State. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner to find out what was discussed behind closed doors. Continue reading
Turbulence in the Middle East, especially Syria, has created the worst refugee crisis in decades. In the past two weeks, hundreds have drowned in separate attempts to sail to safety in Europe. Judy Woodruff speaks with Michel Gabaudan of Refugees International about why refugees risk everything for the journey and how the work of traffickers is getting easier. Continue reading
BREAKING: Israeli military says mortar fired from Gaza hits southern Israel, first time since war's end.
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 16, 2014
According to the Associated Press, the Israeli military says mortar fired from Gaza exploded in southern Israel. The military says the mortar fired did not cause any injuries or damage, while Hamas denies knowledge of any attack. Continue reading
German Chancellor Angela Merkel took to the Berlin streets Sunday to promote peace and tolerance in the country. Continue reading
Israel and Hamas announced an open-ended cease-fire this week, bringing a halt to the conflict in Gaza that has rocked the area and killed more than 2,000 people since the end of June. We spoke with Israeli and Palestinian students about the conflict’s effect on their daily lives and the common bonds between people across all borders. Continue reading
In our news wrap Wednesday, an independent commission announced that there’s evidence that the Syrian military used chlorine gas at least eight times in April against villages in the northern part of the country — territory where Islamic State fighters now hold control. Also, residents of Gaza streamed back to communities destroyed during fighting with Israel. Continue reading