The Supreme Court struck down a disputed law Monday that would have allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their U.S. passports in an important ruling that underscores the president’s authority in foreign affairs. Continue reading
Two women from different sides of the long and bitter Israeli and Palestinian conflict are trying to make a difference in their own way. Breaking Bread Journeys offers guided tours of the Holy Land and a variety of perspectives on daily life there. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from the West Bank. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it’s acceptable for the U.S. to use an unmanned aerial drone to kill an American citizen abroad if that person has joined a terror organization, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Continue reading
Over the past few years in Israel, the country’s water shortage has become a surplus. Through a combination of conservation, reuse and desalination, the country now has more water than it needs. And that could translate to political progress for the country in the Middle East, one of the most water-stressed regions in the world. NewsHour’s Martin Fletcher reports. Continue reading
Could the technology used in Israel that successfully turned the country’s water shortage into a surplus be implemented in California to ease the state’s drought? KQED Public Media reporter Daniel Potter joins Alison Stewart via Skype from San Francisco to discuss. Continue reading
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.