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Israel Vows To Block Flotilla From Reaching Gaza

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Ex-Israeli Spy Chief's Iran Comments Spark Row

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U.S. activists chant slogans as they hold placards after a news conference in Athens, Greece, about an international flotilla to blockade Gaza. Petros Giannakouris/AP hide caption

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Flotilla To Challenge Israel's Blockade Of Gaza

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A voter casts his ballot to elect the board of the largest private medical association in the West Bank city of Hebron. Out of 14 people running, seven are backed by Fatah. There isn't a single candidate running under the Hamas banner. Jonathan Levinson/For NPR hide caption

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In West Bank, Palestinian Accord Faces Challenges

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Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar (left) has been stamping passports in advance of a possible Palestinian bid for recognition at the United Nations in September. His stamp is not a valid passport mark, but a statement in support of U.N. bid. Here, he stamps a tourist's passport at the Ramallah central bus station. Jonathan Levinson /For NPR hide caption

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Palestinians Plan Trappings Of A State Before U.N. Bid

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The Price Of Doing Nothing In Syria

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Karen Stern, 35, is an archaeologist studying tomb graffiti in Israel. W. O'Leary hide caption

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Archaeologists Unscramble Ancient Graffiti In Israel

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Brian Mulligan as Leon Klinghoffer and Nancy Maultsby as Marilyn Klinghoffer in the 2011 Opera Theatre of Saint Louis production of The Death of Klinghoffer. Ken Howard, 2011/courtesy of Opera Theatre of St. Louis hide caption

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'The Death Of Klinghoffer' Returns To Face The Music

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Yale Shuts Down Anti-Semitism Program

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Op-Ed: Syrian Regime's Lost 'Mask Of Moderation'

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TNT (left) poses with fellow artist MC Tamarrod. Reese Erlich for NPR hide caption

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Palestinians In Lebanon Find A Political Tool In Hip-Hop

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Syria Faces Criticism Over 'Secret Nuclear Reactor'

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Two Men Fight For Peace Amid A Long War

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Did The Uprising In Syria Catch Hezbollah Off Guard?

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Between Egypt And Gaza, A Renewed Connection

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