Palestinian Territories

Lifestyle & Belief

The Keffiyeh issue and fashion

The black and white checkered scarf known as a keffiyeh is a symbol of Palestinian nationalism. But some Westerners wear the keffiyeh as a fashion statement. The World's Aaron Schachter explains why that's got some Palestinians perturbed.

Global Politics

Gaza's political repercussions

As the Israeli offensive into Gaza continues, some Israelis and Palestinians are reflecting on the timing. Israel is heading for an election in just six weeks, and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was facing the possible end of his term in office in a matter of days. The World's Quil Lawrence reports.

Conflict & Justice

Recover in the Gaza strip

President Obama didn't waste any time diving into the cauldron of Middle East diplomacy. That pursuit begins in the aftermath of Israel's 22-day military offensive in Gaza. The Palestinian territory is in ruins right now -- and so are the lives of many Gaza residents. The World's Quil Lawrence has one family's story.

Worsening conditions in Gaza

The World's Quil Lawrence reports on how Gaza has fared since Israel withdrew from the territory in 2005 and since the militant group Hamas took over in Gaza last June.

Global Politics

Carter visits Syria

The World's Aaron Schachter reports on former US President Jimmy Carter's visit to Syria today; the former president has angered the Bush Administration and their Israeli government by meeting with leaders of Hamas.

Conflict & Justice

Gaza ban lifted

For the past month, foreign journalists have not been allowed to go into Gaza. But that ban is now over. Today reporter Linda Gradstein went into Gaza, and she tells us what she saw there.

Business, Finance & Economics

Gaza's troubled economy

Before the current Israeli air strike on Gaza, the Palestinian territory was already plagued by economic woes. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Sami Abdel-Shafi, a Palestinian-American businessman living in Gaza, who says much of Gaza's economy is dead.