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Jerusalem’s undying ethnic strife deepens urban divide

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Jerusalem’s undying ethnic strife deepens urban divide

One of the world's holiest cities is also one of the most divided. For more on Jerusalem's unique situation, Worldfocus spoke with Hussein Ibish, a senior fellow at the American Task Force for Palestine, a non-profit dedicated to a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Posted: November 20, 2009 12:38   Comments: 10
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
Argentina still trying to pin down Iran as bombing culprit

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Argentina still trying to pin down Iran as bombing culprit

The Argentine government contends that Iranian and Hezbollah agents were responsible for a 1994 attack on a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. But the claim of Iranian responsibility has often been entangled with the political agendas of the U.S. and Argentina, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner.

Posted: September 1, 2009 11:45   Comments: 4
Jewish settlements stir rising tensions in Israel

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Jewish settlements stir rising tensions in Israel

Under pressure from the U.S., Israel has begun dismantling small settler outposts built in the West Bank without formal government authorization. Worldfocus partner The Media Line reports on the rising tensions from one tiny settlement outpost, built illegally by a small group of Jews.

Posted: June 3, 2009 11:00   Comments: 34
U.S. demands an end to Israeli settlements

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U.S. demands an end to Israeli settlements

The U.S. is demanding that Israel stop building Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Ghassan Shabaneh of Marymount Manhattan College discusses the dispute, what steps the Obama administration can take and Obama's meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Posted: May 28, 2009 14:50   Comments: 23
Iranian TV paints “Harry Potter” as a Jewish conspiracy

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Iranian TV paints “Harry Potter” as a Jewish conspiracy

The "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling has received criticism from numerous religious groups since its inception, most pointing fingers at the books' themes of magic and wizardry. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about a recent Iranian television program that portrayed the book series as a "Jewish conspiracy."

Posted: March 13, 2009 12:44   Comments: 5
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
Immigrants and religions redefine Israeli society

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Immigrants and religions redefine Israeli society

The wave of immigration over the past few decades has changed the face of Israel. Also, some 20 percent of Israelis are Muslims, Christians and other minorities.

Posted: February 4, 2009 15:25   Comments: 42

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