Worries Grow Over Palestinian U.N. Bid
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Roberto Paternostro, the music director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra. Israel Chamber Orchestra hide caption

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A Tradition Shattered: Israelis Play Wagner At Bayreuth
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Questions Remain After The Arab Spring
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Lebanese men watch Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah give an address July 2. Nasrallah says authorities will never be able to arrest four members of his militant group who have been indicted in the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Bilal Jawich/AP hide caption

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Hezbollah Indictments, Syrian Unrest Shake Lebanon
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A store owner in a Gaza City market. Israel has eased the blockade of Gaza over the past year, and more commercial goods are reaching the territory. Jonathan Levinson for NPR hide caption

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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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