January 18, 2013 An independent review of NPR's Mideast coverage by former foreign editor John Felton found NPR to be generally accurate, balanced and commendably cautious. However, much of the coverage failed to provide enough context. Questions like "Why is this happening now?" and "What does this mean for the future of the Middle East?" should have been asked more frequently.
Bottles of M75 on sale at a shop in Gaza City. The fragrance is named for the rockets fired from Gaza into Israel.
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December 13, 2012 M75 fragrances for men and women get their name from rockets fired from Gaza into Israel in November. Sales have been soaring, shopkeepers say. No, they don't smell like rocket fuel. They're citrus-scented.
Smoke billows from the local Al-Aqsa TV station in Gaza City Sunday after an Israeli airstrike.
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November 18, 2012 At least one rocket was fired from Gaza toward Tel Aviv on Sunday, but was thwarted by Israeli missile defense. Israel continued airstrikes overnight, hitting two media buildings that house both domestic and foreign news agencies.
November 11, 2012 The shots — the first that Israel has fired at Syria since the 1973 Yom Kippur War — come just days after a Syrian mortar shell hit a target inside the Israel-occupied Golan Heights. Israel noted the Syrian firing was part of that country's civil war. Separately, Israel also said it was ready to respond to a barrage of rocket fire from Gaza.
May 25, 2011 Foreign Minister Nabil al-Arabi said on April 29 that this would soon happen. Many Egyptians want to get humanitarian aid to Palestinians. Israel, though, fears the move will strengthen Hamas.
January 20, 2009 A woman calls to complain that NPR's coverage of the Gaza conflict is biased toward Palestinians.
December 29, 2008 In our first hour, what the Obama administration needs to do about the violence in Israel and Gaza, and a black Republican talks about her mixed feelings on election day. In our second hour, who is responsible if someone has had too much to drink...
February 19, 2008 Steven Erlanger, from The New York Times, readies to say good-bye to the Middle East, and take up his new post in Paris.
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January 24, 2008 Robert Frost and Gaza...
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