Palestinian Territories

Conflict & Justice

Book reviews

Lisa Mullins speaks with our book critic Christopher Merrill about "Khirbet Khizeh" an Israeli novel that came out in Hebrew in 1949 and has just been translated into English

Hamas strategy in Gaza

Israel has said its military offensive in Gaza is aimed at ending Hamas cross-border rocket fire. What's less clear is Hamas's strategy. Analysts say it's more a political calculation than a military one. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.

Conflict & Justice

Hamas asserting control in Gaza

Gazans are slowly starting to rebuild after the three week war between Israel and Hamas. Many in Gaza are getting assistance from Hamas. As The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Gaza City, Hamas is aiming to demonstrate that it's still firmly in control.

Conflict & Justice

Obama Mideast peace effort

President Obama met today with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to try and breathe new life into the stalled Mid East peace talks. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Matthew Bell, who's in Jerusalem and was recently in the West Bank town of Nablus.

View from Gaza

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Rushdi Abualouf about the current mood in Gaza City after the weekend of violence between Palestinian militants in Gaza and Israeli forces.

Palestinian walks

In the new book "Palestinian Walks: Forays Into a Vanishing Landscape" author Raja Shehadeh traces six hikes through the countryside of the West Bank over the past 28 years

Lifestyle & Belief

West Bank clashes

There's been a growing number of Jewish settler attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank. Some settlers say the attacks are justified. Each side blames the other and both blame the Israeli army for not protecting them.

The ground situation in Gaza

Israeli air raids over the Gaza Strip continued throughout the day today. The strikes inflicted yet more damage in the Palestinian territory. The Israelis say they're targeting installations run by Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza. We speak with New York Times correspondent Taghreed El-Khodary, who's in Gaza.

Global Politics

Hamas sends delegation to Egypt

As the fighting continues in Gaza, the Palestinian militant group, Hamas, is sending a delegation to Cairo. There is speculation that Egypt is trying to mediate a solution. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the latest from the BBC's Magdi Abdelhadi in Cairo.

Vanishing hope for peace

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Israeli writer Tom Segev. He says he used to believe that peace with the Palestinians was possible. But he no longer does, and, he says, neither do most Israelis.