The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis, Reignited

In the past few days, the deadliest violence in years has erupted between Israel and the Palestinians. Hundreds of missiles are streaking back and forth between Gaza and cities across Israel, and there have been shocking scenes of mob violence on the streets.

Why is this happening and how much worse could it get?

Guest: Isabel Kershner, a correspondent for The New York Times based in Jerusalem. 

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Background reading: 

  • Rioting and mob violence between Arabs and Jews has torn through towns and cities across Israel, while rockets from Gaza and Israeli airstrikes have continued to kill civilians.

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