WBEZ | Israel http://www.wbez.org/tags/israel Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Israel to hold early elections http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-03/israel-hold-early-elections-111184 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP207871116542.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Israeli lawmakers have voted to dissolve Parliament. The country will hold elections in March. J.J. Goldberg, editor-at-large for The Jewish Daily Forward, joins us to discuss the implications.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-30/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-30.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-30" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Israel to hold early elections " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:28:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-03/israel-hold-early-elections-111184 The struggle for peace in the Middle East http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-26/struggle-peace-middle-east-111163 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP871060047454.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Sami Awad has made Bethlehem his home and peace between Israelis and Palestinians his life&#39;s work. We&#39;ll find out what keeps him motivated and what he thinks it will take to establish a comprehensive peace plan.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-struggle-for-peace-in-the-middle-eas/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-struggle-for-peace-in-the-middle-eas.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-struggle-for-peace-in-the-middle-eas" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: The struggle for peace in the Middle East" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:18:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-26/struggle-peace-middle-east-111163 Attack on synagogue in Jerusalem http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-18/attack-synagogue-jerusalem-111117 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP429120846110.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Three Israeli-Americans and one British Israeli rabbi were killed in an attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem. The BBC&#39;s Kevin Connolly reports from Jerusalem.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-27/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-27.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-27" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Attack on synagogue in Jerusalem" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:22:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-18/attack-synagogue-jerusalem-111117 A vote for Catalan independence http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-10/vote-catalan-independence-111085 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP831599527318.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A majority of the two million Catalan&#39;s who went to the polls on Sunday voted in favor of independence from Spain. We&#39;ll talk about the results with Alan Clendenning, Madrid Bureau Chief for the Associated Press.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-26/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-26.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-26" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: A vote for Catalan independence " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:39:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-10/vote-catalan-independence-111085 Israeli housing in East Jerusalem http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-04/israeli-housing-east-jerusalem-111058 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP827734940232.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Last week Sweden recognized Palestine as a state. This week, the Israeli government approved plans to build new homes in East Jerusalem.Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, joins us to discuss what the latest developments mean for the peace process.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-israel-s-development-in-east-jerusalem/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-israel-s-development-in-east-jerusalem.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-israel-s-development-in-east-jerusalem" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Israeli housing in East Jerusalem" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 11:24:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-04/israeli-housing-east-jerusalem-111058 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