• 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

  • 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

  • October 1, 2014  

    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

  • September 29, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, Ashraf Ghani appealed for peace and swore to make his political rival his chief executive at his presidential inauguration in Kabul. Ghani’s swearing in was marred by a suicide attack before the ceremony that killed seven people. Also, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law requiring colleges to define sexual consent. Continue reading

  • September 16, 2014   BY  

    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

  • September 14, 2014   BY  

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel took to the Berlin streets Sunday to promote peace and tolerance in the country. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2014   BY  

    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

  • August 28, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Islamic State militants reportedly executed more that 150 Syrian soldiers taken during recent fighting. Meanwhile, President Obama tamped down expectations for military action in Syria, saying the U.S. priority is to fight Islamic State in Iraq. Also, JPMorgan Chase is investigating a possible cyberattack, the scope of which is unclear. Continue reading

  • August 27, 2014  

    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

  • August 26, 2014  

    The war between Israel and Hamas, which took thousands of lives this summer, appeared to be at an end with the announcement of a new cease-fire. Gwen Ifill talks to Dennis Ross of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Shibley Telhami of the Brookings Institution about the prospects of enduring calm, the emergence of Egypt as lead negotiator and the rebuilding process ahead. Continue reading