People in Gaza have been living under an Israeli-led blockade since 2007 when Hamas seized control of the strip. Observers say that's led people in Gaza to become increasingly despairing and increasingly religious. Reporter Linda Gradstein has the story.
Linda Gradstein reports on new allegations by the group Human Rights Watch regarding the conduct of Israeli soldiers in Gaza. The group has issued a report saying Israeli soldiers unlawfully shot and killed eleven Palestinian civilians in Gaza.
Two thousand years ago, the second temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. Now some Jews in Israel today say it's time to rebuild the temple. Problem isï¿½ they want to rebuild it on the location of Islam's holiest site in Jerusalem. Linda Gradstein reports.
The Palestinian Fatah Party opened its first convention in 20 years today. The party hopes to resume peace negotiations with Israel, but first it has to settle its differences with rival Hamas. Linda Gradstein reports from Bethlehem.
The Middle East is running out of clean water. Israeli and Palestinian leaders don't want to talk about it. But grassroots organizations say they have no choice. Correspondent Linda Gradstein has the story on PRI's The World.
The Middle East has had several years of drought. Across the region, from Israel to Iraq, there's more use of water and less water available and that's exacerbating the political tensions and problems. Linda Gradstein reports.