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  • A Palestinian protester climbs over a section of the Israeli barrier during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest marking the 12th anniversary of a campaign against the barrier, in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSZ5ST
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    A Palestinian protester climbs over a section of the Israeli barrier on February 17, 2017. during clashes with Israeli troops. The clashes happened at a protest marking the 12th anniversary of a campaign against the barrier, in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah. Continue reading

  • Israeli Flag in the Sky
    December 26, 2016  

    Amos Oz grew up in Israel in the early years of its statehood. Now, in his first book in over a decade, the writer looks back at that time through the eyes of three characters — each at a different life stage and with a distinctive attitude toward the new state. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Oz to discuss his writing process, the “gift of literature” and prospects for a two-state solution. Continue reading

  • FILE PHOTO:  A construction site is seen in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Givat Zeev, near Jerusalem, October 17, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo - RTX2WC0Q
    December 23, 2016  

    The United States has broken with decades of diplomacy by abstaining on a U.N. rebuke of Israel, rather than vetoing it in support of its longtime ally. The Security Council voted 14 to 0 that Israel is committing a “flagrant violation” of international law by building settlements on land Palestinians want. Judy Woodruff speaks with Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, about the decision. Continue reading

  • Houses are seen in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Karmel, near Hebron on May 24, 2016. Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters
    October 5, 2016   BY  

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday once again condemned Israel for plans to construct housing on land claimed by the Palestinians, saying a new project announced last week profoundly hurts efforts to forge a two-state solution to the long-running conflict. Continue reading

  • Corey Gil-Shuster covers the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a new way. He asks the world what it wants to know from and about Israelis and Palestinians, goes to the streets of Israel and the West Bank to get the answers and posts the unedited responses on YouTube. NewsHour contributor Justin Kenny recently followed along with Gil-Shuster to produce this report.
    September 5, 2016  

    Corey Gil-Shuster covers the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a new way. He asks the world what it wants to know from and about Israelis and Palestinians, goes to the streets of Israel and the West Bank to get the answers and posts the unedited responses on YouTube. NewsHour contributor Justin Kenny recently followed along with Gil-Shuster to produce this report. Continue reading

  • Firemen hose down a burning building at the site of car bomb attack in Baghdad al-Jadeeda, an eastern district of the Iraqi capital, June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily - RTSGOU8
    June 9, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Islamic State suicide attacks killed at least 31 in Baghdad in what Iraqi officials say were a response to the government’s military campaign to recapture Fallujah. Also, Israel dispatched hundreds of additional troops to the West Bank and revoked entry permits for over 80,000 Palestinians after a Palestinian gunman killed four in Tel Aviv.
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  • MIDEAST-TOURISM_Monitor
    May 5, 2015  

    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

  • rawabi
    March 14, 2015  

    It has been more than two years since a Palestinian-American businessman raised $1 billion to build Rawabi, a new Palestinian city on the West Bank with the hope that it will create prosperity and peace in the area. Now, the first planned city designed for a population of at least 40,000 people is putting the finishing touches on its infrastructure and plans to open in June. Continue reading

  • A building in the town of Beit Lahia in the Gaza Strip that was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 51-day war in summer 2014, is seen here on Feb. 19, 2015. Photo by Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images
    February 23, 2015  

    More than six months since the war between Israel and Hamas, parts of Gaza look as if the conflict ended yesterday. Many who lost their homes still live in tents. Despite billions of dollars pledged to aid the reconstruction, little has actually reached Gaza so far. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    November 10, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, the Department of Health and Human Services estimate that 9 to 9.9 million Americans are expected to sign up for coverage under the health care law in 2015 — far fewer than the Congressional Budget Office forecast of 13 million. Also, the U.S. Postal Service said that agency employee data had been the target of a cyber attack. Continue reading

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