Palestinians

  • April 6, 2016  

    Is there any reason to hope that the peace process between Israel and Palestine will ever bear fruit? To explore that question, John Yang sits down with David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Hisham Melhem of Al Arabiya. 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

  • 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

  • November 24, 2015  

    After Richard Lakin was killed on a Jerusalem bus in October, his son discovered hundreds of social media posts encouraging and instructing young Palestinians to stab Israeli Jews. Lakin’s son is now the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against Facebook, ordering the tech company to stop allowing postings that incite attacks. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • November 4, 2015  

    What would have been different if Israeli Minister Yitzhak Rabin hadn’t been murdered 20 years ago? Gwen Ifill gets reflections on the late leader and the peace process then and today from former Middle East peace negotiator Dennis Ross, Israeli columnist Ari Shavit and Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab. Continue reading

  • October 26, 2015  

    A 13-year-old Palestinian boy is accused of a stabbing attack on a 13-year-old Israeli boy, after which the Palestinian was then beaten and left bloody in the street before receiving medical treatment. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal returns to the scene to find out more about what happened and how it’s fracturing an already fraught relationship between local Israelis and Palestinians. Continue reading

  • October 19, 2015  

    Overnight in Israel, a lone gunman shot and killed a soldier and injured several people at a bus station before being shot and killed himself. Meanwhile in East Jerusalem, authorities continued to escalate their security presence. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports on what’s fueling Palestinian anger behind the recent attacks, and why Secretary of State John Kerry is stepping in. Continue reading

  • October 16, 2015  

    In our news wrap Friday, violence flared in the Middle East today for another day. Also, the United Nations insisted that an Iranian missile test last weekend was a “clear violation” of U.N. sanctions. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2015  

    In another day of violence, Israeli police reported that an Arab attacker stabbed a 70-year-old woman at a bus station, while in Bethlehem, dozens of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli troops. Gwen Ifill gets an update from special correspondent Martin Seemungal, who is in Jerusalem, about the high tensions over the unorganized, random attacks and Israel’s punishing security response. Continue reading

  • October 13, 2015  

    Palestinians proclaimed a “day of rage” after nearly a month of escalating violence — including stabbings, shootings and attacks with cars — in which at least eight Israelis and 28 Palestinians have been killed. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened an emergency meeting, accusing Palestinian leaders of stoking violence. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Jerusalem. Continue reading

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