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All Posts Tagged With: "Martin Himel"

Canadians debate their commitment to war in Afghanistan

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Canadians debate their commitment to war in Afghanistan

The Canadian contribution to Afghanistan has generally received little attention, even though there are 2,500 Canadian troops in Afghanistan, mostly in the dangerous southern areas. The latest casualties are likely to increase the debate in Canada over their commitment to the war. In a Worldfocus Signature story, Martin Himel takes a look at Canada's war role.

Posted: December 31, 2009 17:56   Comments: 6
Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

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Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

Our signature stories delve into issues around the world -- from the long-term effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam and escalating gang violence in Mexico to discrimination against whites in South Africa and Afghan immigrants in Iran. See our best Signature videos of the year.

Posted: December 24, 2009 16:21   Comments: 3
Israelis settle in occupied West Bank for economic reasons

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Israelis settle in occupied West Bank for economic reasons

There is no sign that the building of Israeli settlements will cease. Economic and ideological settlers continue to flock to the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Himel visits both sides of the wall dividing an Israeli settlement and a Palestinian refugee camp.

Posted: November 19, 2009 16:37   Comments: 81
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
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
Canada avoids bank bailout, but feels U.S. financial woes

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Canada avoids bank bailout, but feels U.S. financial woes

The prudent stewardship of Canadian banks in avoiding risky loans meant that they never required a government bailout. But the U.S.'s economic woes are spilling across the border and affecting Canadian big business. Canadians are blaming their own government and clamoring for help.

Posted: October 14, 2009 15:45   Comments: 3
Israeli films explore realities of warfare, faith

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Israeli films explore realities of warfare, faith

Israel's robust film industry is funded primarily with state grants, even though the themes can be highly critical of the government and at odds with conventional Israeli values. Many films explore issues from recent Israeli military history.

Posted: September 29, 2009 14:29   Comments: 3

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