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All Posts Tagged With: "Israel"

“Swine flu” name offends Jews and Muslims

In the Newsroom

“Swine flu” name offends Jews and Muslims

As countries around the world debate over what to call "swine flu," Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge writes about the disease name game.

Posted: April 30, 2009 08:57   Comments: 4
Israel demands progress on Iran before peace negotiations

Interview (video)

Israel demands progress on Iran before peace negotiations

Alon Ben-Meir of New York University discusses what's behind the shift in Israel's approach to peace negotiations and the challenges it presents for the Obama administration and the Palestinians.

Posted: April 22, 2009 14:59   Comments: 12
Israel angles for control in chess-like peace negotiations

Analysis

Israel angles for control in chess-like peace negotiations

Israel's new conservative government says the country will not move ahead with peace talks with the Palestinians until the U.S. makes progress in stopping Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner takes a look at Israel's new approach, which diverges significantly from the Obama administration's.

Posted: April 22, 2009 11:31   Comments: 3
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
U.S. envoy to greet new Israeli leaders on Mideast trip

Interview (video)

U.S. envoy to greet new Israeli leaders on Mideast trip

The Obama administration's special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, is on his first mission to Israel since Benjamin Netanyahu became prime minister. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses what may come of this delicate diplomatic mission.

Posted: April 15, 2009 14:13   Comments: 2
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
Roundup of election results from Europe to Latin America

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Roundup of election results from Europe to Latin America

From Europe to Latin America, voters elected new leaders and governments during the last few months. Here is a roundup of the newly-elected governments with reactions from bloggers on the ground.

Posted: April 1, 2009 08:40   Comments: 0
Week in review: Clinton in Mexico, Israel and the Taliban

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Week in review: Clinton in Mexico, Israel and the Taliban

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Deborah Amos of National Public Radio discuss the week's top stories: Hillary Clinton's visit to Mexico, Israel's new government and prospects for peace and a troubling new report on ties between Pakistan's intelligence services and the Taliban.

Posted: March 27, 2009 13:54   Comments: 2
Israeli Labor joins hardliner to form coalition government

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Israeli Labor joins hardliner to form coalition government

They are an odd couple of Israeli politics -- but on Tuesday, hardliner Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak, head of the much more liberal Labor Party, joined together to form a new government. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses how the coalition was formed.

Posted: March 24, 2009 16:15   Comments: 1
Reading between the lines of Iran’s response to Obama

Analysis

Reading between the lines of Iran’s response to Obama

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner, the former deputy foreign editor of the Washington Post, dissects Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's response to President Obama's video message to Iran and both countries' political positioning.

Posted: March 23, 2009 14:04   Comments: 2

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