Israel

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    November 11, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the captain of a South Korean ferry that sank in April, killing hundreds of high school students, was sentenced to prison for his gross negligence which led to one of that country’s worst ever maritime disasters. Also, Americans honored servicemen and women in Veterans Day celebrations around the country. Continue reading

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    November 10, 2014  

    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

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington March 4. Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
    November 7, 2014   BY  

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has authorized the demolition of homes belonging to “terrorists” responsible for carrying out a string of deadly attacks against Israeli civilians in Jerusalem. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    November 5, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, tensions flared in Jerusalem, where there were two different incidents of Palestinian drivers driving into crowds of pedestrians, causing injuries and one death. Also, a drone strike overnight in Yemen killed a senior al-Qaida official. Continue reading

  • An EB-5 visa means that $500,000 can buy U.S. citizenship. Photo by Flickr user LucastheExperience.
    November 2, 2014   BY  

    The case over whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list Israel as their place of birth on passports is back at the high court for argument Monday at a time of acute Palestinian-Israeli tension over Jerusalem and significant strain in Israeli-American relations. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    October 31, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, a test flight for a Virgin Galactic commercial space rocket crashed, killing the co-pilot and badly injuring the pilot. It was the second commercial rocket disaster this week. Also, a seven-week manhunt ended for an expert marksman and survivalist who killed a state trooper in northeastern Pennsylvania. Continue reading

  • israel1
    October 30, 2014  

    New street battles were triggered in Jerusalem when Israeli police cornered and killed a Palestinian man suspected of seriously wounding a far-right Jewish activist. At the center of the violence is a fight over access to one of the world’s holiest sites for Jews, Muslims and Christians. Judy Woodruff reports on the fallout. Continue reading

  • holyland
    October 30, 2014  

    As Israeli-Palestinian tensions bubble up over access to the holy site known as the Temple Mount, is the Middle East political conflict at risk of becoming a full-on religious conflict? Judy Woodruff gets background on the conflict from Hussein Ibish of the American Task Force in Palestine and David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Continue reading

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    October 20, 2014  

    An opera slated to open at the Met in New York has stirred very strong feelings beyond the arts community. “The Death of Klinghoffer” is based on a real and recent tragedy: the hijacking of an Italian cruise ship and the murder of a disabled Jewish-American passenger in 1985. Jeffrey Brown examines the criticism that the production glorifies terrorism. Continue reading

  • President Barack Obama (right) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at White House in October 2014. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
    October 1, 2014   BY  

    President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefly met today, renewing their famously frosty, and occasionally tendentious relationship after a seven-month hiatus. The leaders spoke to reporters and listed a raft of pressing issues for discussion: Iran’s nuclear program; the onslaught of Islamic State in the Middle East and the wider, regional conflagration; and the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Continue reading