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The impact of the Gaza blockade

Israel has come under intense pressure to end its blockade of Gaza. Need to Know takes a look at the blockade and its impact on the Palestinian people.

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  Dunkirk 70 years on: ‘We shall never surrender’

Jon Meacham reflects on the 70th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s Dunkirk speech, in which he rallied Great Britain and set the tone for candor in government.

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  Women at the jirga

The idea of reconciling with the Taliban has been of particular concern to women, who fear that their hard-won rights could be negotiated away.

U.S. citizen among dead as witnesses recount Israeli raid

One of the nine activists killed in an Israeli raid on a flotilla of ships headed for Gaza this week was a dual citizen of Turkey and the United States.

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  Is NATO still relevant?

Madeleine Albright and Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haas debate.

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Activists mount new challenges to Israel as furor over raid continues

A second pro-Palestinian organization announced on Wednesday that it will send a flotilla of aid ships to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

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Another boat heads for Gaza, after deadly Israeli raid sparks outrage

Pro-Palestinian activists confirmed to Need to Know on Monday that they would send another boat to challenge the Israeli blockade of Gaza, after a deadly raid on the first flotilla sparked worldwide condemnation.

Deadly flotilla raid could pit Israel against Turkey, roiling region

The incident could have especially dire consequences for Israel’s relationship with Turkey, a major power in the region.

Israel raids Gaza-bound flotilla, killing nine and sparking outrage

Israeli commandos stormed a flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists attempting to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza early Monday morning, killing at least 10 people and sparking protests in Arab capitals across the world.