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Worldfocus Radio: Jerusalem United or Divided?

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Worldfocus Radio: Jerusalem United or Divided?

East and West Jerusalem are divided along ethnic and religious lines -- in addition to the separation fence that Israel built to secure the city. Martin Savidge hosts Mustafa Barghouti of the Palestinian National Initiative and Gershon Baskin of the Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information.

Posted: November 18, 2009 20:28   Comments: 15
Israel’s Orthodox women clamor for the right to divorce

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Israel’s Orthodox women clamor for the right to divorce

In Israel, the rabbinical courts decide when couples can marry and divorce. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Himel speaks with Orthodox Jewish women who are protesting the Jewish law that states husbands must consent to divorce.

Posted: November 18, 2009 17:49   Comments: 8
Today: Somali pirates, German troops and obese kids

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Today: Somali pirates, German troops and obese kids

Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: President Obama leaves China with few concessions; Germany will extend its mission in Afghanistan for another year; and an epidemic of childhood obesity threatens to lower life expectancy in Mexico.

Posted: November 18, 2009 12:01   Comments: 0
Israel thrives as the Silicon Valley of the Middle East

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Israel thrives as the Silicon Valley of the Middle East

The high-tech industry has become the backbone of Israel's economy with 46 percent of exports coming from the industrial high tech sector. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Himel takes a look at the businesses and entrepreneurial players of the Middle East's Silicon Valley.

Posted: November 17, 2009 18:06   Comments: 10
Tough talk will break the Middle East impasse

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Tough talk will break the Middle East impasse

Contributing blogger S.Azmat Hassan, a former Pakistani diplomat, writes about the current impasse in the Middle East peace process. He argues that the Obama administration should be tougher on both sides to break through the current stalemate.

Posted: November 10, 2009 14:30   Comments: 6
Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

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Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

Worldfocus.org builds out extended coverage pages to focus on key international countries and themes: Voices of Iran; Stateless to Statehood; Politics and Pop Culture; Behind the Korean; Crisis in Congo, and more.

Posted: November 6, 2009 18:22   Comments: 0
Palestinian president bows out, future of peace in question

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Palestinian president bows out, future of peace in question

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has decided not to seek re-election. Israeli Minister Yuli Edelstein discusses the prospects of peace in the Middle East and why Israel won't agree to a settlement freeze. Al Jazeera English's John Terrett reports on the challenges and reasons behind Abbas' decision.

Posted: November 6, 2009 14:39   Comments: 33
Ancient Palestinian craft still intact amid globalization

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Ancient Palestinian craft still intact amid globalization

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al Kassim reports from the West Bank city of Hebron about its vanishing glassmaking industry, which dates back to the Phoenician era. He visits a master craftsman whose family business has endured for generations.

Posted: November 3, 2009 16:56   Comments: 26
U.S. sends mixed signals about Israeli settlement policy

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U.S. sends mixed signals about Israeli settlement policy

Political commentators are debating whether Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provided excessive praise for Israel's move to restrain -- rather than end -- settlement building in the West Bank. The state department contends that the U.S. has not actually modified its policy stance. Daljit Dhaliwal talks with Daniel Levy about the latest developments.

Posted: November 2, 2009 10:58   Comments: 143
Israel condemns Turkish TV drama for “incitement”

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Israel condemns Turkish TV drama for “incitement”

The relationship between Israel and Turkey received yet another blow when a Turkish television drama airing on a state-owned channel depicted Israeli soldiers as brutal murderers. Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil, a native of Turkey, tackles the issue.

Posted: October 16, 2009 13:47   Comments: 18

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