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Gaza Gaza Discussed on Today in Focus
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Gaza: generation blockade - podcast
Oliver Holmes describes his recent visit to Gaza, where a generation of Palestinians have spent their entire lives fenced in. Plus: Rafael Behr on why an article 50 extension is not a victory for remainers. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
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The latest Israel Gaza flare-up
Zack, Jenn, and Alex break down the latest round of fighting between Israel and militants based in the Gaza Strip. They run through how it started, the reasons why it may or may not escalate, and what it tells us about the perpetual state of instability on the Israel-Gaza frontier. On Elsewhere, they talk about the EU’s move toward banning Daylight Saving Time — and yes, there is a Brexit tie-in. Jenn and Zack ask “who among us” hasn’t accidentally fired off a rocket, and Alex explains his abuela’s extremely strong opinions on time changes.Alex has an explainer on the recent fighting between Israel and Gaza.Rockets from Gaza usually target parts of Israel’s south.As Zack noted, the Israeli military assessed that the first rocket attack toward Tel Aviv was a mistake.Polling shows Gantz’s party has a slight lead over Netanyahu’s.Jenn noted the indictments plaguing Netanyahu.An expert told Alex that Netanyahu would respond forcefully but “within reason.”The Gaza Strip faces many problems, including protests against Hamas’s leadership.Jenn cited some reporting that Iran might have been involved. Listen to Vice President Mike Pence’s full speech at AIPAC.Jenn referenced her friend Lauren Mellinger’s research on Hamas as a hybrid organization. It’s true: European lawmakers voted to end clock shifts starting in 2021.Spain changed its own time zone decades ago to be in line with Nazi Germany.Listen Today, Explained’s great episode on Trump’s Golan Heights decision.
Aired 3 months ago 81:02
Brexit, fighting in Gaza, ISIS defeated(?) and eliminating nukes
First, Tommy, Ben Rhodes and former Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken discuss Brexit, tensions flaring in Gaza, Israeli PM Netanyahu's visit to DC, ISIS loses its territory, Russians in Venezuela and reporting on Russian's collusion charges. Then, Tommy is joined by Yasmeen Silva and Joe Cirincione to discuss their efforts to prevent nuclear war.
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