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 P.J. Tobia  

    Young Israelis campaign for Naftali Bennett. All photos by P.J. Tobia/PBS NewsHour. TEL AVIV, Israel — Though the outcome of Tuesday’s parliamentary elections may not be much of a mystery, Israelis from many sides of the political spectrum brought their … 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 22, 2013  

    Margaret Warner reports from Tel Aviv, Israel, on parliamentary elections with a look at the different party candidates and what they hoped to bring to Israel’s highest office, as well as feedback from voters about what issues mattered most to them. 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