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All Posts Tagged With: "West Bank"

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
Israel’s West Bank expansion defies President Obama

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Israel’s West Bank expansion defies President Obama

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that the building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank is "a national necessity." Daniel Levy of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation discusses the issue of settlements and whether or not there will be a freeze on settlement construction.

Posted: September 8, 2009 18:07   Comments: 37
U.S., Israel discuss thorny issue of Israeli settlements

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U.S., Israel discuss thorny issue of Israeli settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell failed to reach an agreement about Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses prospects for a broader Middle East peace deal. Tell us what you think.

Posted: August 26, 2009 12:16   Comments: 136
Israeli Cellcom advert’s sequel and prequel videos

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Israeli Cellcom advert’s sequel and prequel videos

During a weekly anti-separation fence rally in the West Bank on July 17, young demonstrators came armed with soccer balls -- in addition to the regular theatrics involving an exchange of rocks, tear gas and rubber bullets. The ploy was a response to an Israeli Cellcom advertisement.

Posted: July 29, 2009 10:32   Comments: 0
Israel indicates a military strike on Iran is possible

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Israel indicates a military strike on Iran is possible

In a critical week for U.S.-Israeli relations, four prominent American officials are in Israel to discuss key topics such as Iran's nuclear threat and Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Daniel Levy of the New American Foundation discusses developments out of the Middle East.

Posted: July 27, 2009 16:03   Comments: 22
Israeli phone commercial ignites controversy

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Israeli phone commercial ignites controversy

A television advertisement for Israel's largest cell phone provider has generated controversy. Critics claim that the commercial makes light of the partition wall that separates Israel from the West Bank, which many Palestinians see as a construct of racism and oppression.

Posted: July 14, 2009 19:10   Comments: 80
Israel eases checkpoints and opens major bridge

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Israel eases checkpoints and opens major bridge

With discussion underway on how to revive the peace process, Israel has started to make movement easier in the West Bank by opening or easing checkpoints and roadblocks.

Posted: July 13, 2009 09:14   Comments: 8
Israel may be open to a freeze on settlement building

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Israel may be open to a freeze on settlement building

On Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is set to meet with George Mitchell, President Obama's special envoy to the Middle East, about a freeze on settlement building. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses the importance of the settlement issue to the peace process.

Posted: June 29, 2009 11:13   Comments: 23
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
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

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