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All Posts Tagged With: "Gaza Strip"

News from the Middle East: Obama, football, and intifada

A View from the East

News from the Middle East: Obama, football, and intifada

Worldfocus' Mohammad Al-Kassim looks at headlines from Middle East news outlets, including: a talk-show host's critical assessment of President Obama's first year in office; a legendary football rivalry; and a prediction about a third intifada.

Posted: January 27, 2010 12:51   Comments: 3
Egypt installing metal wall to block Gaza Strip smugglers

Interview

Egypt installing metal wall to block Gaza Strip smugglers

With U.S. help, Egypt is erecting a massive iron wall to prevent smugglers from entering Gaza. The tunnel network is used to import civilian goods and military weaponry. The decision to step up anti-smuggling efforts came after Operation Cast Lead. For more on recent events in the Palestinian territories, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Ghassan Shabaneh.

Posted: December 14, 2009 13:08   Comments: 145
Teddy bear, bumble bee indoctrinate youth on Hamas TV

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Teddy bear, bumble bee indoctrinate youth on Hamas TV

Since 2007, a propaganda show called Tomorrow's Pioneers has taught young Palestinians about the alleged sins of Israel and the West. This week, a Washington D.C.-based NGO released a dispatch on this children's TV program produced by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Watch videos with the show's 4 costumed co-hosts, including Farfour, a Mickey Mouse look-alike.

Posted: December 11, 2009 09:36   Comments: 16
Bullet holes, grief remain for Gaza family after war

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Bullet holes, grief remain for Gaza family after war

Jen Marlowe recently returned from Israel and Palestine, where she met with a father who lost two sons during the 2008-2009 Gaza war. On Tuesday, the United Nations released a report condemning the actions of both sides during the conflict.

Posted: September 18, 2009 09:50   Comments: 9
Holocaust kept out of Gaza school curriculum

Interview (video)

Holocaust kept out of Gaza school curriculum

Schools run by the United Nations in the Gaza Strip were considering including the Holocaust as part of the curriculum this year -- but the idea was put on hold when some Palestinians protested the idea. Andrew Whitley of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency discusses the controversy.

Posted: September 10, 2009 12:13   Comments: 67
Q&A: Palestinian unity talks between Fatah and Hamas

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Q&A: Palestinian unity talks between Fatah and Hamas

Dr. Sameeh Shbaib of Birzeit University in the West Bank discusses the latest Palestinian national reconciliation meetings in Cairo with Worldfocus producer Mohammad al-Kassim.

Posted: April 1, 2009 09:07   Comments: 0
Voters split as Israeli elections approach

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Voters split as Israeli elections approach

Alon Ben-Meir of New York University discusses Israel's upcoming parliamentary elections and and the future of U.S.-Israel relations.

Posted: February 2, 2009 12:32   Comments: 3
Obama expands communication with Middle East

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Obama expands communication with Middle East

Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses President Barack Obama's approach to the Middle East, from broadcasting to the Muslim world that "Americans are not your enemy" to trying to help create a lasting cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.

Posted: January 27, 2009 16:13   Comments: 20
The simple pleasure of smoking water pipes in Gaza City

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The simple pleasure of smoking water pipes in Gaza City

A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Gaza writes about his discussions with Palestinians over a water pipe (also known as a "hookah" or "narghile"), a small outlet of pleasure in the war-torn region.

Posted: January 26, 2009 17:09   Comments: 2
All eyes gaze at Gaza in Amman, Jordan

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All eyes gaze at Gaza in Amman, Jordan

Rawan Jabaji, an associate producer with PBS's Wide Angle, travels to Amman and discusses how Jordanians are responding to the conflict in Gaza.

Posted: January 16, 2009 13:19   Comments: 8

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