Israel http://www.kunc.org en Ori Naftaly Band: They Get The Blues In Israel Too http://www.kunc.org/post/ori-naftaly-band-they-get-blues-israel-too <p>Although Ori Naftaly Band comes from a country with hardly any Blues scene, they have figured things out well enough to become the first Israeli band ever to have reached the Semi-Finals of the International Blues Competition.</p><p> Sat, 24 May 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Marc Applegate 56899 at http://www.kunc.org Ori Naftaly Band: They Get The Blues In Israel Too Palestinians Appeal To Pope For Help In Land Disputes With Israel http://www.kunc.org/post/palestinians-appeal-pope-help-land-disputes-israel When Pope Francis visits Jerusalem on Monday, he will celebrate Mass in one of the holiest Christian sites in the world.<p>The Cenacle, or the Upper Room, is traditionally considered the place where Christ shared his Last Supper with disciples before he was crucified.<p>But the spot is holy not only to Christians. Below, some Jews believe, is the tomb of King David. A mosque has also stood on this site.<p><a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3a1b97bc-dcdf-11e3-b73c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz32TtdPi7W">Access to the Cenacle has been hotly contested</a> since the days of British rule here. Fri, 23 May 2014 09:01:00 +0000 Emily Harris 56878 at http://www.kunc.org Palestinians Appeal To Pope For Help In Land Disputes With Israel Netanyahu's Push: Countering Iranian Leader's Charm Offensive http://www.kunc.org/post/netanyahus-push-countering-iranian-leaders-charm-offensive It must be draining to do eight interviews in a row, but Benjamin Netanyahu seemed energized by it. The Israeli prime minister <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/04/228895462/israels-netanyahu-says-hed-consider-a-meeting-with-new-iranian-leader">walked into our meeting</a> in a New York hotel room bantering and smiling. He commented on the shades (pulled down to avoid a backlit photo) and noticed a novel that our engineer had brought along. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:38:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 50404 at http://www.kunc.org Netanyahu's Push: Countering Iranian Leader's Charm Offensive Israel's Netanyahu Says He'd 'Consider' A Meeting With New Iranian Leader http://www.kunc.org/post/israels-netanyahu-says-hed-consider-meeting-new-iranian-leader Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered some rare, if fleeting, hope Thursday in regard to his country's relationship with Iran.<p>In an interview with<em> Morning Edition</em>'s Steve Inskeep, he said the election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "might" offer an opportunity for diplomacy and that he would "consider" meeting him.<p>"I don't care about the meeting. I don't have a problem with the diplomatic process," Netanyahu said.<p>"You're saying you would meet him?" Steve asked.<p>"I haven't been offered. If I'm offered, I'd consider it, but it's not an issue. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:19:00 +0000 50370 at http://www.kunc.org Israel's Netanyahu Says He'd 'Consider' A Meeting With New Iranian Leader Israel Eases Restriction On Building Materials To Gaza Strip http://www.kunc.org/post/israel-eases-restriction-building-materials-gaza-strip Israel eased a major restriction on the Gaza Strip last week. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 07:21:00 +0000 Emily Harris 50336 at http://www.kunc.org Israel Eases Restriction On Building Materials To Gaza Strip