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GAZA/ Pizzaballa: The return of Meshaal is not good news for Palestine

INT. Pierbattista Pizzaballa

12/9/2012

Father PIERBATTISTA PIZZABALLA, the Custos of the Holy Land, comments on the exiled leader of Hamas’ return to Palestine in this critical period for the region.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been going on since the creation of the state of Israel, in 1948. The Oslo Agreement, signed between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in1993, brought about the establishment in 1994 of the Palestinian National Authority and a progressive self-rule of the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank. The unilateral withdrawal of the Israelis from the Gaza Strip in 2005, provoked a sharp division between Hamas and Al Fatah. The rule of Gaza by Hamas resulted in continuous clashes with Israel that still go on today.

12/3/2012

PALESTINE- ISRAEL/ UN recognition of Palestine as a way out of the violence

Editors

MARTA ZAKNOUN comments on the UN recognition of Palestine as a Non-Member, Observer State, news which has been received with elation by many, indignation by some, all around the world.

11/27/2012

GAZA/ Unfortunately a comprehensive solution seems still to be very far away

Pierbattista Pizzaballa

Father Pizzaballa’s statement on the situation in Gaza and the importance of the many small initiatives of dialogue and peace which show that the refusal of violence is still possible

11/23/2012

GAZA/ The shelling has stopped. But what will remain?

Vincent Nagle

Father VINCENT NAGLE comments on the current situation in Gaza, and how it is viewed by the Christians, who disapprove of violence but also feel the desperate nature of their position.

11/20/2012

HAMAS-ISRAEL/ The story of a kibbutz near the border with Gaza where it rains missiles

INT. Asa Lebel

ASA LEBEL lives near the Israel-Gaza border and his area is constantly under attack by missiles from Palestine. He comments on the current escalation of violence and hopes for peace.

11/20/2012

GAZA STRIP/ Emergency for the Christian community

Editors

Within the very small Christian community in the Gaza Strip there is great fear and tension. The recount of the members of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word who are in Gaza City

11/20/2012

HAMAS-ISRAEL/ Abuhasan: the majority of Palestinians want a treaty with Israel

INT. Wael Mustafa Abu Hassan

Professor WAEL ABUHASAN from the West Bank comments on the skirmishes between Israel and Palestine and on what the Palestinians in general think about them and about Hamas.

11/19/2012

ISRAEL-PALESTINE/ Jadallah: The International Community must stop the bombing in Gaza

INT. Jamal Jadallah

JAMAL JADALLAH comments on the Israeli air strikes on Gaza, the missiles going the other way, and on what the international community should do to stop the violence.

11/17/2012

ISRAEL/ In Tel Aviv, under the stairs, the fear of a continual war

Editors

Israeli music teacher ARNON ZACK recounts his experience of the attack on Tel Aviv by Hamas, and talks about the effects that living in constant fear has on a person.

11/16/2012

GAZA/ The role of Egypt and of the Muslim Brotherhood in the crisis

INT. Carlo Jean

Military analyst CARLO JEAN comments on the skirmishes between Israel and Hamas and on whether or not these raids could escalate into a war in the whole Middle East.

11/9/2012

US ELECTIONS/ Abuhasan (Palestine): Only vain promises from Obama

INT. Wael Mustafa Abu Hassan

WAEL ABUHASAN comments on Obama’s victory from the point of view of Palestine, focusing on how the U.S. President can help restart the peace process between Palestine and Israel.

11/5/2012

MIDDLE EAST/ Herzog (Haaretz): Let’s not stifle the hope of negotiations

INT. Michael Herzog

MICHAEL HERZOG comments on the statements by the President of the Palestinian Authority Abu Mazen and on the possibilities for further peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

8/13/2012

EGYPT & ISRAEL/ Eid: The danger is coming from extremists in Gaza

INT. Camille Eid

The strong relations between Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood are effecting the relations between Egypt and Israel, but a serious danger is coming from the extremist groups in Gaza

7/6/2012

ARAFAT/ Al Jazeera revamps the mystery of his death

Filippo Landi

Al Jazeera is investigating the causes of the death of Arafat, and the results are shaken up the entire Middle East. FILIPPO LANDI comments on the reactions in Palestine and Israel

2/2/2012

PALESTINE/ Herzog (Haaretz): The Christians are leaving Gaza and the Territories

INT. Michael Herzog

MICHAEL HERZOG comments on the recent data showing that Christians are leaving many Arab countries, and also Palestine, while their numbers are growing in Israel.