Israel, West Bank and Gaza – January 2013

  • February 4, 2013   BY P.J. Tobia  

    Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam attend a speech by then-U.S. presidential contender Mitt Romney in Jerusalem on July 29, 2012. Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images. TEL AVIV, Israel — About five years ago, Sheldon Adelson, the American billionaire casino … Continue reading

  • February 1, 2013   BY P.J. Tobia  

    Protesters in the West Bank. Photos by P.J. Tobia/NewsHour. WEST BANK — The mixed group of a few dozen Palestinian activists and Europeans milled about in front of a coil of razor wire that blocked off the street near the … Continue reading

  • January 30, 2013   BY P.J. Tobia  

    Will Israel take military action against Iran to prevent the Islamic Republic from developing a nuclear weapon? It is a question that has been asked and answered in dozens of different ways over the last year, with heated discussion of … Continue reading

  • January 28, 2013   BY P.J. Tobia  

    A destroyed tank in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights, with Syrian hills in the background. All photos by P.J. Tobia/PBS NewsHour. When people in the United States think of the Golan Heights, they very likely focus on the bloody Six-Day War, … Continue reading

  • January 22, 2013   BY Elise Garofalo and Larisa Epatko  

    Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu react as results come into campaign headquarters in Tel Aviv. Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party appeared to eke out a win in Tuesday’s elections, according to … Continue reading

  • January 22, 2013   BY Margaret Warner  

    Cars go by Tel Aviv’s landmark Azrieli Towers skyscraper complex. Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images. TEL AVIV, Israel — Tel Aviv, as its residents will proudly tell you, is “the city that never sleeps.” Founded by Jewish immigrants in the … Continue reading

  • January 22, 2013   BY Justin Kenny  

    Senior correspondent Margaret Warner and producer Morgan Till interview a resident in Gaza City. Senior correspondent Margaret Warner leads a PBS NewsHour multimedia team on a reporting trip to Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, from Jan. 17 to Feb. … Continue reading

  • January 21, 2013   BY Elise Garofalo  

    How Do Israelis Elect Their Leaders? Israelis 18 years and older will vote in elections for the Knesset, the 120-seat unicameral legislative body, on Tuesday. Ballots are cast not for candidates but for political parties, whose members receive seats on … Continue reading