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Latest update : 2011-10-25

The story of Gilad Shalit's release

In this special edition we focus on the prisoner swap in which Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit walked free in exchange for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. We talk you through the key moments of his release. Also, our reporter meets the family of a former Palestinian detainee as they are reunited with their son. Finally, we examine the political impact of this deal and look at who stands to gain the most from it.

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2016-07-26 Israel

Safety at any cost in Israel

After the truck attack in Nice, the French prime minister warned that terrorism will be part of daily life now, for a long time. This chilling sentiment struck a familiar chord...

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2016-07-20 Turkey

Why the coup failed in Turkey

This week, we take a closer look at why the Turkish army failed to overthrow the government. Also, ten years after Israel attacked Lebanon, we meet the locals who are still...

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2016-07-12 Iraq

Iraq: The forgotten victims of the Baghdad bombing

This week, in the wake of the huge deadly attack in the Karrada district of Baghdad, we look at efforts to pay homage to the victims. Also, there’s outrage after Israel passes a...

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2016-07-05 Iraq

Iraq: Despite setbacks, IS group intensifies terror attacks

This week, we focus on a bloody end to Ramadan in Iraq: hundreds are killed as the Islamic State group unleashes more terror in Baghdad. Also, Israel announces plans to build...

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2016-06-28 Syria

Child refugees: Inside Turkey's hidden sweatshops

This week, we meet Syrian children in Turkey who are forced to work in sweatshops instead of being at school in yet another tragic consequence of the Syrian conflict. Also,...

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