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All Posts Tagged With: "Gaza"

Rights group condemns rocket fire from Gaza Strip

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Rights group condemns rocket fire from Gaza Strip

On Thursday, Human Rights Watch released a report condemning Hamas, the militant group in charge of the Gaza Strip, for its rocket attacks on Israel during the three-week Gaza War last December. Joe Stork of Human Rights Watch discusses the report.

Posted: August 6, 2009 16:50   Comments: 43
Stateless for my first ten years

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Stateless for my first ten years

Ahmed Moor is a 25-year-old American citizen who was born and raised in the southern Gaza city of Rafah. He writes about being born "stateless."

Posted: July 15, 2009 11:55   Comments: 7
Israel simulates war in nationwide “doomsday” drill

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Israel simulates war in nationwide “doomsday” drill

On Tuesday, sirens blared as Israel conducted a nationwide drill aimed at preparing citizens in the event of missile attacks, suicide bombings and natural disasters. Israeli bloggers shared their experiences and wondered about the meaning behind the drills.

Posted: June 3, 2009 12:14   Comments: 2
Pope backs Palestinian statehood on politically-charged trip

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Pope backs Palestinian statehood on politically-charged trip

While visiting Bethlehem, Pope Benedict XVI used the symbolism of his first official visit to what Christians consider to be the birthplace of Jesus to endorse the creation of a Palestinian state. Mary Boys of the Union Theological Seminary discusses the pope’s relations with Jews and Muslims and how his trip is being perceived on all sides.

Posted: May 13, 2009 14:53   Comments: 5
Gaza civilians experience difficulty in receiving aid

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Gaza civilians experience difficulty in receiving aid

United Nations aid workers in the Gaza Strip have asked Israel to ease restrictions on aid. Around 80 percent of Palestinians are reliant on aid. The Israeli government does allow aid shipments into Gaza, but fears that opening the borders would allow Hamas to bring weapons into the area.

Posted: April 17, 2009 07:17   Comments: 1
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
Eurovision song contest sparks multiple controversies

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Eurovision song contest sparks multiple controversies

The 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, a musical competition between countries scheduled to take place in May, has recently incited debate in Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Israel and the Arab world due to edgy lyrics and controversial participants.

Posted: March 12, 2009 09:11   Comments: 4
Clinton talks two-state solution, Syria on visit to Israel

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Clinton talks two-state solution, Syria on visit to Israel

Amjad Atallah of the New America Foundation discusses U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's announcement that the U.S. will send two representatives to Syria and the significance of her talks with Israeli leaders.

Posted: March 3, 2009 12:42   Comments: 31
Debate continues over what constitutes genocide

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Debate continues over what constitutes genocide

The word "genocide" was coined in the aftermath of World War II and has since been used to describe some modern conflicts. But the term itself has become a source of conflict, as many look to whether or not governments and leaders recognize and punish genocide. Bloggers discuss the use -- or misuse -- of the word.

Posted: February 5, 2009 10:06   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

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