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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?


  A curtain rises in Jenin

The West Bank city of Jenin rolls out the red carpet for the opening of its only movie theater.


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.”


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.


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.


  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.


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.

New aid ship nears Gaza coast, as Israeli Navy trails closely behind

Sufi Yusoff of the Perdana Global Peace Organization told Need to Know early Saturday morning that she had spoken with the passengers aboard the Rachel Corrie, a new aid ship trying to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.


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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