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CNN reporters take us on-the-ground in Israel to document the escalating conflict and what it means for the rest of the world.

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CNN reporters take us on-the-ground in Israel to document the escalating conflict and what it means for the rest of the world.

    One War, Two Stories of Pain & Frustration

    One War, Two Stories of Pain & Frustration

    Israel’s seven-month war against Hamas in Gaza has killed more than 36,000 Palestinians while reducing much of the enclave to rubble. Meanwhile, Israel believes about 125 hostages remain in Gaza after being captured on October 7th. In this episode, we hear from two people dealing with the fallout of this unprecedented war. First, 19-year-old Mahmoud Jarousha tells us about being displaced multiple times inside Gaza and his frustration with not being able to attend school. Then, CNN’s Bianna Golodryga tells us how the mother of a kidnapped Israeli soldier is coping with the unknown.
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    • 24 min
    Why the ICC Wants to Arrest Netanyahu and Sinwar

    Why the ICC Wants to Arrest Netanyahu and Sinwar

    On Monday, the International Criminal Court announced it was seeking arrest warrants against Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, among other figures, on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. In this episode, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour tells us about her exclusive interview with the court’s chief prosecutor and explains why the news has outraged both Israeli and US leaders.
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    • 18 min
    The Complications of Covering the War in Gaza (Live)

    The Complications of Covering the War in Gaza (Live)

    As the war in Gaza continues, independent media outlets remain barred from entering the enclave without IDF escort, complicating efforts to paint a full picture of the reality on the ground. In this episode, CNN’s Nada Bashir explains how she and her colleagues have been covering the war from afar and the role brave Palestinian journalists on the ground play in that work.  
    Recorded live at the Cascade PBS Ideas Festival on May 4, 2024.
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    • 45 min
    How Gaza's Wounded Are Trying to Heal

    How Gaza's Wounded Are Trying to Heal

    Note: this episode contains graphic descriptions of injury. 
    As the Israeli military campaign in Gaza continues, the toll on Palestinian women and children is coming into clearer focus. In this episode, CNN's Jomana Karadsheh and Sarah Sirgany tell us about their trip to a special hospital in Qatar where some of the most vulnerable Palestinians are being treated for war wounds.
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    • 27 min
    Biden’s Weapons Warning to Israel

    Biden’s Weapons Warning to Israel

    US President Joe Biden says Biden says he will stop sending bombs and artillery shells to Israel if it launches a major invasion of Rafah. It comes as his administration is set to deliver a report to Congress on whether Israel has violated international humanitarian law during its war in Gaza. In this episode, CNN's Kylie Atwood explains how this moment could be a turning point for US-Israel relations.
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    • 15 min
    Israel Enters Rafah. Is a Ceasefire Deal Off the Table?

    Israel Enters Rafah. Is a Ceasefire Deal Off the Table?

    On Tuesday, Israel's military seized the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing, warning its military operation in the southern city would move forward, even as ceasefire talks continue. Airstrikes have rocked eastern Rafah, displacing many fearful Palestinians yet again. Israel meanwhile says the terms of a ceasefire proposal accepted by Hamas were "far from" meeting its demands. In this episode, CNN's Jeremy Diamond explains how the military pressure is impacting the ongoing talks.
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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
398 Ratings

398 Ratings

Sir_Realist ,

The two state solution is absurd

1. Gaza and the West Bank is separated by Israel in between. Think East and West Pakistan.
2. Kushner proposed a tunnel connecting the two. What was he smoking? It would be a nightmarish security threat for Israel.
3. Look at the map of the West Bank. It is dotted with Jewish settlements, Palestinian controlled, Israeli controlled and jointly controlled areas. How is this going to be consolidated into two contiguous areas.
4. What are the proponents of a two state solution hallucinating about?

This is an unconventional situation that does not lend itself to a political, diplomatic negotiated solution.

What Israel should do is set up secured refugee camps for women, children and elderly. Take over Gaza and the West Bank. Turn these refugee camps over to the international community to serve, with the understanding that they will be relocated out of Israel. End the Palestinian cause once and forever.

Athena the Cat ,

Yeah... No

I'm gonna say the same thing I always do. Misinformation. Propaganda. Probably good people, just need to more research. Don't spread lies. #freethehostages #freepalestinefromhamas

JennyLouWag81 ,

Keep listening.

I listened backwards, stopped at episode 13. The summary of events leading to this conflict was quite biased towards Israel. There were significant events left out that give much needed context to the history. Episode 82, loved it. I could feel the nerves but truly enjoyed the open and honest conversation.

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