Palestinian Territories

Lifestyle & Belief

Parting the Red Sea

The crossing of the Red Sea in the biblical story of the Exodus has long made theologians wonder, where could the legendary event have taken place? In the Geo Quiz, Carl Drews is trying to shed some light on the issue. Marco Werman talks with him.

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.

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.

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.

Conflict & Justice

Israel plans more settlements

Israel announced plans for new Jewish settlements in mostly-Arab East Jerusalem. This despite US pressure not to build more settlements, and Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Israel. Marco Werman learns more from the BBC's Jonathan Donnison in Gaza.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's geo quiz we were looking for a northern region of Israel where scientists discovered animal remains that indicate that humans were organizing communal feasts as early as 12,000 years ago. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Natalie Munro.

Global Politics

Hamas crackdown on collaborators

The Palestinian militant group, Hamas, has begun rounding-up people in Gaza who are alleged to have collaborated with Israelis. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's John Donnison, who's following the story from Ramallah.