April 18, 2012 An independent review of NPR's Mideast coverage by former foreign editor John Felton. Coverage focused on Iran's nuclear program and he found it to be generally accurate and fair. Some minor errors and a Robert Siegel interview with an Israeli ambassador were exceptions.
February 14, 2012 A quarterly review of NPR's Israeli-Palestinian coverage by independent journalist John Felton.
December 14, 2011 An NPR report on recent vandalism to Arab sites in Israel unnecessarily confused listeners by lacking context and airing a tendentious interview about the Israeli right that should have been cut. But the story was not an anti-Israel diatribe, as some claim, and was correct in its main premise.
An Israeli Defense Forces photo of Sgt. Gilad Shalit an unknown location today in Israel, following his release.
October 18, 2011 A "dazed ... thin and pale" Gilad Shalit is home in Israel after more than five years as a prisoner of Hamas. Palestinians are celebrating as Israeli authorities begin releasing some of the hundreds of prisoners who are being set free in exchange.
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October 12, 2011 The stories generally met NPR's standards for accuracy, fairness and balance.
October 12, 2011 Opinions vary on what the exchange means for the peace process. But some see it as a hopeful sign.
September 22, 2011 What does seem to be certain is that on Friday, Palestinian officials will ask to be admitted to the United Nations. The U.S. opposes that move, saying statehood should come through negotiations with Israel.
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September 21, 2011 Obama has been getting sharp criticism from the right for allegedly not being pro-Israel enough and from the left for appearing to be inconsistent by supporting self-determination in some Arab countries but not for Palestinians.
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September 20, 2011 Besides foreign policy, U.S. domestic politics was also at play Tuesday. Getting the nomination could depend on which GOP candidate can convince the greatest number of the most pro-Israel Jewish voters and evangelical Christians that he is most supportive of Israel.
August 22, 2011 Opposition fighters are in Tripoli. International concern grows over latest Israel-Gaza violence. Hurricane Irene slams Puerto Rico, may hit U.S. later this week.
Bus 392 sits on the highway running from Beersheva to Eilat, with windows broken following a gun attack near the Israel-Egypt border.
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August 18, 2011 Authorities say the attacks began with shots fired at a passenger bus near the border with Egypt.
Hamas' Deputy Foreign Minister Ghazi Hamad.
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May 17, 2011 In an interview with Robert Siegel, Hamas' Deputy Foreign Minister Ghazi Hamad said the group had moderated its views and seeks a peaceful solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is taken out of a New York police station on May 15, 2011.
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May 16, 2011 IMF chief jailed in New York on sex assault charges; more gates open on Louisiana spillway; pro-Palestinian supporters rush Israeli borders and are repelled; Air France says it can get data from crashed jet's recorders; Japanese man restarts convenience store business
January 24, 2011 Documents leaked to Al Jazeera and The Guardian signal that Palestinian negotiators made concessions in recent years.
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September 23, 2010 The president will make the case that leaders have talked and talked and talked for years, but peace remains elusive between Israel and Palestine. So now's the time for action, not words, he says.
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