Latest Stories Tagged: West Bank

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.

Palestinian tensions focus on one family

Linda Gradstein reports from the West Bank on members of the Hillel family, a prominent Palestinian family who were expelled from Gaza, and are now caught in the in-fighting between Hamas and Fatah.

Global Politics

Obama in the Mideast

Democratic Senator Barack Obama met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders today, and Obama has been at pains to explain his position of the status of Jerusalem to both Israelis and Palestinians, as The World's Quil Lawrence reports.

Global Politics

Palestinians in prisoner swap

Israel also returned the bodies of nearly 200 Lebanese and Palestinian militants as part of its prisoner swap with Hezbollah today, and The World's Aaron Schachter looks at what today's prisoner exchange means for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

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