Erlanger, NYT Jerusalem Bureau Chief, to Leave Post

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Steven Erlanger, Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, discusses what's next for him after he leaves Israel in a few weeks.

During his tenure in Jerusalem, Erlanger has covered Yasser Arafat's death, Ariel Sharon's debilitating stroke, Israel's withdrawal from Gaza, and the Hamas victory in the Palestinian elections.

Journalist Steven Erlanger: 'A Madness in Gaza'

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"There is a madness in Gaza now." So says New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Steven Erlanger, who joins Terry Gross to talk about the Palestinian power struggle that's erupted recently and how the battles between the Hamas and Fatah factions are affecting life in the West Bank and Gaza.

Erlanger has reported from all over the world, serving in Moscow, Bangkok, Prague and other cities. Prior to his tenure at the Times, he wrote for The Boston Globe.

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