Palestinian Territories

Israel warns of Gaza offensive

Israel today warned it may launch a major military offensive in the Gaza Strip in response to daily rocket attacks by Palestinian militants there, as Anchor Marco Werman speaks to BBC Gaza correspondent Rushdi Abu Alouf.

Arts, Culture & Media

Funeral for Palestinian poet

Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish was laid to rest today in the West Bank town of Ramallah, and thousands turned out to say good bye to Darwish, who gave voice to the Palestinian independence movement, as Correspondent Linda Gradstein reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

The ''other'' Bethlehem

Bethlehem in what's now the West Bank is considered the birthplace of Jesus. But an Israeli archeologist has spent years excavating another town of Bethlehem, this one in Galilee, where he's uncovered an inn, a monastery.

Israel ground offensive continues

It is the tenth day of Israel's military offensive in Gaza and the third day of its ground incursion there. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's Quil Lawrence in southern Israel about Israel's military operation and the rising death toll.

Israeli forces in urban areas

Israel continued its offensive in Gaza today. Now Israeli forces have moved into the more densely populated areas of the Palestinian territory. An Israeli army spokeswoman says that's where Hamas is mostly hiding. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's Quil Lawrence.

Global Politics

Progress slow in rebuilding Gaza Strip

Linda Gradstein reports that conditions in the Gaza Strip have not improved as much as international aid donors want. The Palestinians blame Israel for restricting transportation, Israel demands assurances that material won't be used to make weapons.

Gazans spill into Egypt

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Rushdie Ali Aluf at the border between Gaza and Egypt, which is normally closed off by a security barrier, but a hole was blasted out of the barrier today, and thousands of Gazans spilled into Egypt.

Global Politics

Former president's Hamas strategy

The World's Aaron Schachter reports on former President Jimmy Carter's controversial decision to meet with Hamas leaders during his visit to the Middle East this week; Hamas is considered a terrorist organization by both the US and Israeli governments.