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WikiLeaks cable reveals new details of Gaza embargo

In newly leaked memo, Israeli officials said they planned to keep the economy “on the brink of collapse.”

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As peace talks founder, Palestine’s central banker helps build a state

With peace talks on the brink of collapse, many Palestinians say they will have no choice but to establish a state on their own. And Jihad Al-Wazir may be the key to that effort.

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Finding an optimist in the Middle East peace process

A former Palestinian negotiator believes a compromise on the contentious issue of Israeli settlements, the first point of disagreement in the talks, is not only possible but likely.

As peace talks begin, the Hamas question remains unresolved

Now that peace talks have restarted, Need to Know checks in on a question we asked several weeks ago: What to do with Hamas?

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Israel releases new video of flotilla raid, but Turkey remains defiant

Israelis were largely indifferent to a military probe of a deadly raid that killed nine activists. As one observer put it: “Here, more people are focused on the World Cup results.”

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As flotilla probe begins, filmmaker unveils new footage of deadly raid

Israel is now the subject of lawsuits and political pressure. But what about the ‘hit list’ at the center of the controversy? Need to Know talked to an American flotilla passenger about the mysterious document.

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With Gaza blockade under fire, should the U.S. talk to Hamas?

As international criticism of the Gaza blockade grows, some are calling for a dialogue with the government there, Hamas. Others say a dialogue would condone Hamas’s violence.

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  Heart of Jenin

A Palestinian boy’s death becomes a gift of life for six Israelis. As the Middle East devolves deeper in conflict, the story of Ahmed Katib offers a rare vision of common humanity and hope.

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Activists may ask International Criminal Court to investigate raid

The activists behind a Gaza-bound flotilla involved in a deadly Israeli raid told Need to Know on Monday that they may seek an investigation by the International Criminal Court.

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