As international ceremonies commemorateHolocaust Remembrance Day today, a new report revealed the sobering reality that, with little safety nets available, nearly one-third of an estimated 189,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel are poor. Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, al-Qaida militants in Yemen took over a major airport, seaport and oil terminal in the country’s south today. The militants clashed with military forces before seizing control. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin adamantly denied that Russian forces are in Ukraine during his annual television call-in show. Continue reading
Thousands of people flocked to the walled Old City of Jerusalem on Good Friday, as part of the annual tradition to walk the Via Dolorosa, the path where it is said Jesus Christ was tried and convicted and later crucified and buried. But there’s an emerging theory that for the past few centuries, Christian pilgrims have been walking the wrong way.
In our news wrap Tuesday, President Obama declared the Israeli-Palestinian peace process all but over, in the wake of pre-election comments by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he appeared to rule out endorsing a Palestinian state. Also, forces loyal to Yemen’s pro-American president fought to turn back advancing Shiite rebels, who seized two key towns before being forced to withdraw. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — An unconvinced President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to clarify pre-election statements rejecting creation of a Palestinian state still do not appear to advance the prospect of a two-state solution to Mideast peace.
In our news wrap Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied that he had rejected a possibility of a future Palestinian state, saying he wants a sustainable two-state solution, but only if circumstances change. Also, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Tunisia’s capital that left 23 dead. Continue reading
Benjamin Netanyahu won a surprisingly clear-cut victory over his center-left challenger, despite initial exit polls showing the two in a dead heat. On Wednesday he pledged to protect the security and welfare of all Israelis, after what had been a divisive race. Gwen Ifill learns more from special correspondent Martin Seemungal, reporting from Tel Aviv. Continue reading
What does Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s continued leadership mean for Israel? Gwen Ifill talks to Shibley Telhami of the University of Maryland, Robert Satloff of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and former Israeli Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich for analysis on how the election results affect the Middle East peace process, Iran negotiations and U.S. relations. Continue reading
Despite a troubled campaign and exit polls showing a deadlock, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a clear victory in Tuesday’s elections. Continue reading
Voting has closed in Israel, but the results are too close to call: early exit polls suggest that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and more liberal challenger Isaac Herzog are projected to win the same number of seats. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Tel Aviv. Continue reading