Matthew Bell

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Arts, Culture & Media

Israeli rock

For our Global Hit we turn to Matthew Bell who's usually on the foreign policy beat, but who also has a strong interest in music. wanted to find out what people are listening to in Israel. He visited a CD shop in Tel Aviv and asked the owner.

Global Politics

The East Jerusalem issue

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell has postponed a visit to Israel amid a continuing quarrel over Israel's decision to build more Jewish homes in East Jerusalem. Tension remains high. The World's Matthew Bell chronicles the story.

Conflict & Justice

Middle East peace talks continue

Israeli and Palestinian leaders hold further talks in Jerusalem, after discussing core issues behind the conflict at meetings in Egypt. Negotiations began in Washington two weeks ago, after a 20-month gap. Lisa Mullins gets an update from Matthew Bell.

Global Politics

Peace talks and the settlements issue

The self-imposed moratorium on construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is set to end on Sunday. The president of the Palestinian Authority says he'll quit the peace talks if the freeze ends, Israel says it won't extend it. Matthew Bell reports.