WBEZ | Israel http://www.wbez.org/tags/israel Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Turkey, ISIS and the Kurds http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-17/turkey-isis-and-kurds-110957 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP752837511821.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Although Turkey&#39;s role in the fight against ISIS remains complicated, this week the country offered more assistance in training moderate Syrian rebels. We&#39;ll discuss Turkey&#39;s place in the actions against ISIS with political science professor Michael M. Gunter.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-turkey-s-growing-role-in-combating-isis/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-turkey-s-growing-role-in-combating-isis.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-turkey-s-growing-role-in-combating-isis" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Turkey, ISIS and the Kurds" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:32:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-17/turkey-isis-and-kurds-110957 Refugees from Syria, Iraq flood Europe http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-24/refugees-syria-iraq-flood-europe-110841 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP56838941181.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Syrian and Iraqi refugees are pouring into Europe to escape ongoing conflicts in their countries. We&#39;ll discuss how Europe has been handling the influx with Elizabeth Collett, director of Migration Policy Institute Europe.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-refugees-from-syria-iraq-flood-europe/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-refugees-from-syria-iraq-flood-europe.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-refugees-from-syria-iraq-flood-europe" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Refugees from Syria, Iraq flood Europe" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:50:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-24/refugees-syria-iraq-flood-europe-110841 ISIS poses threat to neighbors http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-20/isis-poses-threat-neighbors-110679 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP163856221898.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In a statement today, President Obama said a group like the Islamic State &quot;has no place in the 21st century.&quot; Today we&#39;ll talk to Steven Simon, a fellow at the Middle East Institute, about the ISIS threat to surrounding countries and what can the U.S. do about it.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-isis-poses-threat-to-neighbors/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-isis-poses-threat-to-neighbors.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-isis-poses-threat-to-neighbors" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: ISIS poses threat to neighbors " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:17:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-20/isis-poses-threat-neighbors-110679 Temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-05/temporary-cease-fire-between-israel-and-hamas-110603 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP963074222672.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire that could lead to talks for a longer-lasting peace agreement. We&#39;ll talk to the Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, Roey Gilad, about the potential for a political solution to the current conflict.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/israel-hamas-agree-to-72-hour-cease-fire/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/israel-hamas-agree-to-72-hour-cease-fire.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/israel-hamas-agree-to-72-hour-cease-fire" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-05/temporary-cease-fire-between-israel-and-hamas-110603 The Arab states and the conflict in Gaza http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-29/arab-states-and-conflict-gaza-110570 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP874063750311.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We&#39;ll talk with Middle East scholar Joe Kechichian about the role of the Arab and Gulf states in the current crisis in Gaza.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-why-saudi-arabia-and-the-arab-league-are/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-why-saudi-arabia-and-the-arab-league-are.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-why-saudi-arabia-and-the-arab-league-are" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: The Arab states and the conflict in Gaza" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:58:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-29/arab-states-and-conflict-gaza-110570 EU considers new sanctions on Russia http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-24/eu-considers-new-sanctions-russia-110552 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP100875180415.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>If Russia does not agree to cooperate with the investigation of Malaysian airlines flight 17, the EU is considering tougher sanctions. EU ambassadors are meeting in Brussels today to consider a series of tighter restrictions on Russia. We&#39;ll get an update from Brussels.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-eu-sanctions-on-russia/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-eu-sanctions-on-russia.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-eu-sanctions-on-russia" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: EU considers new sanctions on Russia" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-24/eu-considers-new-sanctions-russia-110552 Israeli troops in Gaza http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-18/israeli-troops-gaza-110523 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP423508536818.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Israel sent ground troops in to Gaza on Thursday in an expressed effort to secure tunnels it says are used by Hamas fighters to smuggle arms and gain access into Israel. We&#39;ll get an update on the humanitarian situation inside Gaza.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-israel-sends-troops-to-gaza/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-israel-sends-troops-to-gaza.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-israel-sends-troops-to-gaza" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Israeli troops in Gaza" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-18/israeli-troops-gaza-110523 Germany and the U.S. spying scandal http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-17/germany-and-us-spying-scandal-110516 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP115644136260.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It&#39;s well known that nations spy on one another. But the recent arrest of an American spy inside Germany has increased tensions between the two nations. We&#39;ll talk about the growing spy scandal with Der Spiegel&#39;s Gregor Peter Schmitz.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-u-s-ties-with-germany-tense/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-u-s-ties-with-germany-tense.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-u-s-ties-with-germany-tense" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Germany and the U.S. spying scandal" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-17/germany-and-us-spying-scandal-110516 Israeli airstrikes continue as rockets fly into Israel http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-14/israeli-airstrikes-continue-rockets-fly-israel-110487 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP361057861992.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Israel says it has shot down a drone launched by Hamas. The death toll is Gaza has reached at least 170 as Israel continued its airstrikes as part of Operation Protective Edge. We&#39;ll discuss the ongoing conflict with J.J. Goldberg, editor-at-large for The Jewish Daily Forward.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-21/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-21.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-21" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Israeli airstrikes continue as rockets fly into Israel" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:29:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-14/israeli-airstrikes-continue-rockets-fly-israel-110487 Israel launches airstrikes in response to teen deaths http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-01/israel-launches-airstrikes-response-teen-deaths-110437 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP76527298289.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The bodies of three Israeli teenagers that went missing in the West Bank were found Monday in a Palestinian town. The Israeli government has launched a series of airstrikes in response. We&#39;ll talk with Alex Goldman-Shayman, the Israeli Deputy Consul General to the Midwest.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-israel-launches-airstrikes-in-response-t/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-israel-launches-airstrikes-in-response-t.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-israel-launches-airstrikes-in-response-t" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Israel launches airstrikes in response to teen deaths" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:41:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-01/israel-launches-airstrikes-response-teen-deaths-110437