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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.