Palestine

3:02pm

Sun December 23, 2012
Middle East

Sifting Through Conspiracy: A Look At Yasser Arafat's Death

Originally published on Sun December 30, 2012 6:34 am

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GUY RAZ, HOST:

And if you're just tuning in, this is WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz.

Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was buried under so many feet of concrete in 2004 that it took gravediggers six hours to get to his body last month. And his body was exhumed because his widow suspects he was murdered, poisoned by the radioactive element polonium 210.

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12:34am

Wed December 5, 2012
The Salt

Palestinian Olive Harvest Turns Bitter As Economy Sputters

Originally published on Fri December 14, 2012 7:12 am

Palestinian women harvest olive trees near the occupied West Bank village of Deir Samet near the town of Hebron.
Hazem Bader AFP/Getty Images

Across the West Bank, olive harvesting season is drawing to a close once again. But this year, the usually joyous occasion has become grimly purposeful because the Palestinian economy, according to some economists, is being held hostage to politics, and is on the verge of collapse.

In the West Bank village of Deir Ibzie, Amal Karajeh and her husband, Basem, comb through the leaves and branches of an olive tree in their front yard.

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2:01pm

Fri November 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Israel OKs Plans For New Settlements In East Jerusalem, West Bank

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 6:41 am

Workers construct new houses in the Jewish settlement of Shilo in the West Bank, back in February.
Menahem Kahana AFP/Getty Images

3:34pm

Thu November 29, 2012
The Two-Way

U.N. Votes To Give Palestinians 'Non-Member Observer State' Status

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 6:40 am

Palestinians in Ramallah celebrated in advance of the U.N. vote.
Uriel Sinai Getty Images

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a resolution upgrading Palestine to a "non-member observer state," from a "non-member observer entity."

Before the vote and in front of the assembly, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said this was the body's "last chance to save the two-state solution."

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6:15am

Thu November 29, 2012
The Two-Way

What Will A U.N. Upgrade Mean For Palestinians?

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 6:39 am

In the southern West Bank city of Hebron today, supporters of Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas gathered in anticipation of today's vote at the U.N.
Hazem Bader AFP/Getty Images
  • NPR's Philip Reeves, reporting on 'Morning Edition'

At the United Nations this afternoon, the General Assembly is expected to overwhelmingly approve a resolution that would shift the status of Palestinians from that of a "non-member observer entity" to a "non-member observer state."

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