USC Reporting on Israel

USC Reporting on Israel

May 21, 2011

A video report from USC's Bethany Firnhaber, Rosalina Nieves, and Robyn Carolyn Price.

May 11, 2011

Chipping away at stereotypes through shared interests.

May 10, 2011

Experiencing the "other" online. The first of a three-part series, Life Together, in which Christin Davis of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism profiles the coexistence efforts among Palestinians and Israelis who are trying to create new ways of living with each other in the Holy Land.

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April 28, 2011

For one sculptor, rebuilding his 400-year-old home from Ramle's rubble and ruins just may be his masterpiece. A story of perseverance and hope from USC's Janine Rayford.

March 27, 2011

"Layers upon layers of perfectly manicured lawns, sparkling fountains, and pruned foliage scale the side of Mount Carmel."

March 20, 2011
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March 19, 2011

On each side of the separation wall, a different narrative of protection and segregation in Lod. A guest report from USC's Robyn Carolyn Price.

March 18, 2011

A small group of Palestinian-Israeli demonstrators gathered Tuesday evening in Nazareth to call for the reunification of the divided Palestinian parties of Hamas and Fatah.

“We are demonstrating here to push on both parties. They must sit and reunite and confront the Israelis in politics. I’m not talking about violence,” said Mubada Gargoura, a member of the Israeli Communist Party (ICP).

The ICP and Hadash, which has four members in the 120-seat Knesset parliamentary government, organized this peaceful candlelit demonstration. It supports the evacuation of all Jewish settlements and the right of return or compensation for Palestinian refugees. The event was part of a larger set of coordinated demonstrations held inside the Palestinian occupied territories of Ramallah, Nablus, and Gaza.

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March 16, 2011

A nest with no babies illustrates the predicament of Israel‘s Palestinian citizens.

March 14, 2011

A family was killed Friday night. A husband, wife, and their three children died in Itamar, an ideologically driven Jewish settlement deep inside the West Bank. In response to the suspected terrorist attack, Israel approved 500 new housing units inside the occupied territory.

Peace isn’t a popular conversation topic at the moment. News of the stabbing has dominated the news here, and thousands flocked to Jerusalem Sunday for the funeral.

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March 13, 2011

Wondering if you're in a Jewish or Palestinian neighborhood in Jerusalem? Look at the sidewalks.

March 12, 2011

Editor’s note: Krista and the On Being team are in Israel this week and working with Diane Winston’s graduate students from the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism. We’ll be sharing some of these students’ reports as part of our collaboration and to add to the diversity of observations of this complex place.

March 03, 2011

L.A. Book Club on Israeli LiteratureOnce a month, in and around Beverly Hills, a word-of-mouth club, comprised of all Israelis, meets at alternating members’ homes to discuss Hebrew literature by Israeli authors.

“It’s interesting because we all know each other so well,” says Orna Yaron, who along with her husband Meir, helped start the club and are the only remaining members of the 40 attendees of the first book club meeting in 1989. “We know each other’s political inclinations, personal and family situations. We analyze the literature, but everybody comes from his own experience. It’s like group therapy sometimes.”

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