Gaza

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How cement could de-rail the Gaza peace talks

With the cease-fire holding in Gaza, both sides are now facing the difficult task of negotiating a lasting truce. This involves huge political issues. But also some very mundane issues, which could de-rail any settlement. For instance, cement. Cement is obviously needed for reconstruction. But Israel doesn't want Hamas to re-build its tunnels.

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The conflict in Gaza

Reporter Matt Gutman reports on the relative calm that's followed last week's spike in violence between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza.

Global Politics

John McCain visits Israel

John McCain made his first visit to Israel today as the presumptive republican presidential candidate; McCain visited the southern Israeli town of Sderot, which has been the target of Palestinian rockets fired from across the border in Gaza

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.

Conflict & Justice

Gaza crisis

The World's Katy Clark reports that the United Nations today announced that it's stopping food aid delivery to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip; UN officials say they've run out of fuel because of an Israeli blockade on Gaza.

Global Politics

Shut Up I'm Talking

The World's Lisa Mullins speaks with Gregory Levy, a former speech writer for the Israeli government and author of the book "Shut Up, I'm Talking - and other Diplomacy Lessons I Learned in the Israeli Government."

Global Politics

Gaza: one year later

It's been almost a year since the Palestinian militant group Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip, and The World's Quil Lawrence reports on what life's been like for some of the one and half million people living in Gaza.

Conflict & Justice

Gaza truce

Egyptian state media says the Hamas militants in Gaza and Israel have agreed to a cease-fire that's supposed to take effect on Thursday; from Jerusalem, Matt Gutman reports.