Israel

  • March 9, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, U.S. special forces captured the Islamic State group’s chemical weapons chief in a raid in northern Iraq last month, while recent follow-up airstrikes destroyed IS chemical facilities. Also, U.S. and Somali forces are reported to have killed 10 Al-Shabaab militants in a joint overnight raid west of Mogadishu. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2016  

    On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden visited Israel to begin two days of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders currently mired in a deep and violent impasse. Biden also hopes to mend the relations between the Obama White House and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Judy Woodruff talks to Tom Friedman of the New York Times for his take on why the peace talks won’t work. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, an American tourist was killed and a dozen Israelis were wounded in a wave of attacks by Palestinian militants in the cities of Jaffa and Jerusalem. Also, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has test-fired a series of ballistic missiles in recent days — action that U.S. officials said may violate a UN prohibition, though it does not break the recent nuclear agreement. Continue reading

  • February 12, 2016  

    At a music shop in Israel, a violinmaker has been collecting stringed instruments once owned by inmates of Nazi concentration camps. Largely silent for seven decades, they now speak for horrors of the Holocaust as part of a project called “The Violins of Hope.” Special correspondent David C. Barnett from WVIZ/PBS ideastream reports from Cleveland on a series of concerts and exhibits they inspired. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Syrian peace talks in Geneva came to a halt after just two days of negotiations, with both sides refusing to compromise; the U.N. Special Envoy for Syria said talks would resume later in the month. Also, three Palestinians armed with guns, knives and bombs killed a border security officer and wounded another in Jerusalem. Continue reading

  • January 1, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, a gunman killed two and wounded at least three others at a popular bar in Tel Aviv. A manhunt was launched for the unidentified shooter. Also, Bavaria’s top security official says there’s no longer any concrete indications of a specific terror threat, after police in Munich evacuated train stations on concerns that Islamic State extremists planned to attack. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2015  

    The rift between the U.S. and Israel over the Iran deal was no secret, but according to The Wall Street Journal, that dispute was fed by high stakes political espionage by both countries and ensnared members of Congress. Adam Entous of The Wall Street Journal discusses the story with Gwen Ifill. Continue reading

  • December 10, 2015   BY  

    WASHINGTON — Republican Donald Trump has scrapped a planned trip to Israel, saying he will reschedule “at a later date after I become President of the U.S.” Continue reading

  • December 5, 2015   BY  

    Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Israel about the dangers of the possible collapse of the Palestinian Authority. He says such an event would lead to situation that would threaten both the security of Israel and the Palestinian people. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2015  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, a federal trial for the man accused of killing nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina, has been postponed for a third time. Also, the Israeli military says troops shot and killed two more Palestinians in attempted stabbings in the West Bank. Continue reading