The Palestinian push for statehood recognition has sparked fears of new violence in the West Bank. Neither Palestinians nor Israelis appear content with the security provided by their own governments, and "Neighborhood Security Watch" groups have been formed by both groups. While settlers are trained by the Israeli Defense Forces, Palestinians are forming teams to monitor, document and detain settlers they believe will seek out attacks. Sheera Frenkel reports.
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Several listeners wrote about host Audie Cornish's conversation with author John Tierney on his book, Willpower, last week. Many said they found the background noise of the piece to be distracting, so we've welcomed Tierney back to go over some of the more salient points of his book.
There are dramatic lives — and then there's the life of Mike Danton. Sports fans remember Danton as a former National Hockey League tough guy, whose budding career came to a stunning end in 2004 when he pleaded guilty to trying to hire someone to carry out a murder.
This week, Danton was back in the news and the subject again was life and death. But this time, Danton, who's out of prison and back on the ice, was on the right side of the story.