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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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Israeli author David Grossman on the conflict in the Middle East

Acclaimed Israeli author David Grossman talks with Need to Know’s Alison Stewart about the effects of the Middle East conflict on the human psyche.

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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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When the pundits toe the general’s line

The recent revelation that Gen. Petraeus — now installed as the third commander of the flagging Afghan War in two years — collaborated with at least one pundit to get his story into the public isn’t exactly earth-shaking. But it might point to deeper problems with the commentary industry: namely, who’s driving the discussion?

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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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