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Gilad Shalit: a father's fight for his son

Four years of captivity for Gilad Shalit. The israeli soldier was abducted in 2006 in a cross-border raid by Palestinian activists. Across the world, protesters marked this anniversary. With marches in Paris, Rome, and of course several Israeli cities. Shalit's family also embarked on a twelve-day march to Jerusalem. The goal is to raise the pressure on the Israeli government, to negotiate a prisoner exchange for their son's release.

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2014-11-25 Jerusalem

Israel: Business is booming in gun shops

This week, Jerusalem's gun ranges see a spike in business after a spate of deadly attacks in the city. Meanwhile, the Minister of Public Security has offered one possible...

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2014-11-18 Syria

Islamic State group's foreign killers

This week, the world has once again been shocked by the release of another gruesome video by the Islamic State organisation. Aid worker Peter Kassig is the fifth Western hostage...

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2014-11-11 Middle East

Israel on edge: Authorities tighten security nationwide

This week, security is tightened across Israel after a spate of deadly attacks. We take a look back at recent events. Next, NGOs are facing a difficult time in Egypt: a law...

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2014-11-04 Iran

Jailed British-Iranian woman goes on hunger strike

This week, a British-Iranian woman goes on hunger strike after being jailed for attempting to watch a volleyball match in the Islamic Republic. Also, as tensions rise in...

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2014-10-28 Jerusalem

Aleppo: A city in ruins

This week, the Syrian army appears to regain control of Aleppo, which was once the country's commercial hub. The city now lies in ruins. Next, Israel announces that it's pressing...

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