Ari Shapiro http://publicradioeast.org en The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Remixed And Retweeted http://publicradioeast.org/post/israeli-palestinian-conflict-remixed-and-retweeted <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBY-0n4esNY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZjxsloZ3HU</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46812 at http://publicradioeast.org The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Remixed And Retweeted Israeli Forces Move Into Gaza, 'Terrorist Tunnels' In Cross Hairs http://publicradioeast.org/post/israeli-forces-move-gaza-terrorist-tunnels-cross-hairs NPR's Ari Shapiro reports on the latest news from the Gaza Strip, where Israel has undertaken a ground invasion against Hamas operatives. It's the first time in five years that the Israeli military has conducted a ground operation. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46739 at http://publicradioeast.org Israel Intensifies Its Campaign Against Gaza http://publicradioeast.org/post/israel-intensifies-its-campaign-against-gaza Escalating its conflict with Hamas, Israel began shelling the Gaza Strip on Thursday — clearing the way for ground troops. Israel is targeting tunnels Hamas uses to attack its territory. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:31:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46675 at http://publicradioeast.org On Two Sides, Two Funerals — While Death Toll Mounts In Gaza http://publicradioeast.org/post/two-sides-two-funerals-while-death-toll-mounts-gaza As the violence between Hamas and Israel continues, so too do the funerals that come in its wake. NPR correspondents Ari Shapiro and Emily Harris attended two such funerals today, in Tel Aviv and Gaza respectively, and they tell of what they learned there. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46547 at http://publicradioeast.org A Brief Lull Shatters In Gaza, As Cease-Fire Falls Apart http://publicradioeast.org/post/brief-lull-shatters-gaza-cease-fire-falls-apart An attempt at a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas has broken down. Hamas rejected the terms of the cease-fire, and Israel renewed its campaign of air strikes on the Gaza Strip. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:21:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46448 at http://publicradioeast.org Israeli-Gaza Conflict Squeezes Palestinian Leader On All Sides http://publicradioeast.org/post/israeli-gaza-conflict-squeezes-palestinian-leader-all-sides While the Israel-Gaza conflict pits Israelis against Palestinians, it has also increased stress within the Palestinian leadership.<p>The Gaza Strip is run by Hamas, which the U.S. considers a terrorist group and favors a strategy of resistance. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:40:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46378 at http://publicradioeast.org Israeli-Gaza Conflict Squeezes Palestinian Leader On All Sides Between Hamas And Israel, What Might An Endgame Look Like? http://publicradioeast.org/post/between-hamas-and-israel-end-game-remains-unclear The last time Israel and Hamas fought each other was 2012. Back then, the conflict lasted eight days.<p>Tuesday marks the eighth day of the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, which raises the question: What might it take to bring this fight to a close?<p>Both Israel and Hamas say they are unwilling to sign on to a straightforward, put-down-your-weapons, bare-bones ceasefire. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46365 at http://publicradioeast.org Between Hamas And Israel, What Might An Endgame Look Like? Fighting Between Israel And Gaza Spans 1 Week http://publicradioeast.org/post/fighting-between-israel-and-gaza-spans-1-week Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. The intense fighting between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza has now been going on for a week, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says it may last for a long time to come. The international community is trying to broker a cease-fire, so far without success. NPR's Ari Shapiro joins us on the line from Jerusalem now. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:16:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46306 at http://publicradioeast.org Among Israelis, Pressure Swells To Commence Ground War In Gaza http://publicradioeast.org/post/among-israelis-pressure-swells-commence-ground-war-gaza Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>As we mentioned, no Israelis have been killed by rocket fire, but one strike today did cause severe injuries and damage. Around 8:30 in the morning local time, a rocket struck a gas station in Ashdod. One man was sent to the hospital seriously wounded. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports this increases the internal pressure on Israel to stage a ground invasion.<p>ARI SHAPIRO, BYLINE: A taxi driver Avram Ayash, comes to this gas station every day. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46157 at http://publicradioeast.org Israel's Rocket Defense System Performs Well During Gaza Escalation http://publicradioeast.org/post/israels-rocket-defense-system-performs-well-during-gaza-escalation Israel's military says its rocket defense system, known as Iron Dome, has kept the country safe from Hamas rockets. The missile shield system may have its critics, but Israelis are still proud. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46094 at http://publicradioeast.org On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears http://publicradioeast.org/post/opposite-sides-israeli-gaza-border-feeling-same-fears More than 50 Palestinians have been killed and 450 wounded in <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/09/330059942/israel-strikes-gaza-again-as-violence-and-death-toll-escalate">Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip</a>. Meanwhile, rockets continue to fly toward Israel from Gaza, but so far, no Israelis have been reported killed.<p>For people living in and around the Gaza Strip, this conflict has turned daily routines upside down. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 45961 at http://publicradioeast.org On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears For One Crime Writer, Peaceful Shetland Is A Perfect Place For Murder http://publicradioeast.org/post/one-crime-writer-peaceful-shetland-perfect-place-murder Crime writer Ann Cleeves puts it best in her novel <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/titles/329526105/dead-water-a-shetland-mystery" target="_blank">Dead Water</a>:<em> </em>"Shetland didn't do pretty. It did wild and bleak and dramatic."<p>The Shetland Islands are a damp and rocky place, with endless miles of green and gray. Humanity seems to cling to the land here like a few tenacious barnacles. "I love the idea of long, low horizons with secrets hidden underneath," Cleeves says.<p>These Scottish islands lie hundreds of miles from any mainland, as far north as the tip of Greenland. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 45805 at http://publicradioeast.org For One Crime Writer, Peaceful Shetland Is A Perfect Place For Murder In Jerusalem, And Caught In A Crossfire Of Thrown Stones http://publicradioeast.org/post/jerusalem-and-caught-crossfire-thrown-stones Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel. Fighting continues today between Israelis and Palestinians. Israel said that Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel. There were no serious injuries reported. That came after Israeli airstrikes in Gaza overnight. Israel denies Hamas claims that those strikes killed some militants. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 45780 at http://publicradioeast.org A Scottish Yarn: A Knit In Time Saves The Fabric Of Shetland Life http://publicradioeast.org/post/scottish-yarn-knit-time-saves-fabric-shetland-life Drive around the Shetland Islands in the far north of Scotland, and at least one thing is immediately apparent: It's home to a lot of sheep. They're everywhere — wandering along the roadsides and on beaches.<p>In fact, there are some 400,000 of them in Shetland, where the ovine inhabitants outnumber the human ones 20 to 1.<p>So if you're invited to someone's home for dinner, lamb will likely be on the table. And if you're wearing a local scarf or mittens, chances are it was made out of Shetland wool.<p>Here in Shetland, knitting is not a hobby reserved for grannies or for hipsters. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:34:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 45423 at http://publicradioeast.org A Scottish Yarn: A Knit In Time Saves The Fabric Of Shetland Life In Shetland, Oil Shapes Debate Over Scottish Independence http://publicradioeast.org/post/shetland-oil-shapes-debate-over-scottish-independence In September, Scotland will vote on whether to break away from the United Kingdom and declare independence.<p>So far, the debate has been largely about money: One poll says most voters would switch their vote if it meant an extra 500 pounds, or around $800 dollars.<p>North Sea oil and gas are central to this economic debate — nowhere more so than in the remote Shetland Islands, many miles from the Scottish mainland, where tankers carrying North Sea oil come ashore. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:44:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 45188 at http://publicradioeast.org In Shetland, Oil Shapes Debate Over Scottish Independence The Shifting Legacy Of The Man Who Shot Franz Ferdinand http://publicradioeast.org/post/shifting-legacy-man-who-shot-franz-ferdinand A hundred years ago Saturday, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/27/325516359/a-century-ago-in-sarajevo-a-plot-a-farce-and-a-fateful-shot">Gavrilo Princip shot the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne</a>. That event triggered World War I, charting the course for the 20th century. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 45059 at http://publicradioeast.org The Shifting Legacy Of The Man Who Shot Franz Ferdinand A Century Ago In Sarajevo: A Plot, A Farce And A Fateful Shot http://publicradioeast.org/post/century-ago-sarajevo-plot-farce-and-fateful-shot The shot that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was fired a hundred years ago this weekend.<p>The assassination in Sarajevo, on June 28, 1914, triggered World War I and changed the course of the 20th century. The consequences of that act were devastating. But the beginning of the story sounds almost like a farce — complete with bad aim, botched poisoning and a wrong turn on the road.<p>Today, in the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, you don't have to hunt around for the spot where it all took place. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:23:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 44986 at http://publicradioeast.org A Century Ago In Sarajevo: A Plot, A Farce And A Fateful Shot A Century From Archduke's Death, Spotlight Turns Back To Bosnia http://publicradioeast.org/post/century-archdukes-death-spotlight-turns-back-bosnia Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>People from around the world are in Sarajevo this week to mark 100 years since the gunshot that changed history. On June 28, 1914, a young assassin killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, triggering the First World War. Bosnia is hosting concerts, conferences and art exhibitions to mark the centenary. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports from Sarajevo on what locals make of the big commemoration.<p>ARI SHAPIRO, BYLINE: In the heart of Sarajevo's old city, the Markale market is a bustling place. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 44956 at http://publicradioeast.org In London, An Underground Home For The World's Mosquitoes http://publicradioeast.org/post/london-underground-home-worlds-mosquitoes You can't hear it over the noise of London's traffic. But it's there. That faint, whining hum. Right under my feet, thousands of mosquitoes are dining on human blood.<p>To visit them, you have to go through a sliding glass door into the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. This school started as a hospital on the Thames River, where doctors treated sailors returning from faraway places with strange parasites.<p>Today, the building holds countless exotic diseases that you hope you'll never catch. The mosquitoes carry just a few of them, and their keeper is an entomologist named Dr. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 08:35:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 43989 at http://publicradioeast.org In London, An Underground Home For The World's Mosquitoes In A Sunny Britain, Would We Read Classics Like 'David Coppertone'? http://publicradioeast.org/post/sunny-britain-would-we-read-classics-david-coppertone I'm not sure that cities like Miami and Rio de Janeiro truly appreciate the sun. They clearly enjoy the sun, what with their beach volleyball games and their fruity cocktails. But to really <em>appreciate </em>the sun, I think you have to live in a place that gets dark by 4 p.m. in the winter. A place where a typical summer day involves drizzle. A place, in short, like London.<p>This morning, I woke up in my East London apartment to a strange vision: The bright summer sun, streaming in through my window. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:38:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 43800 at http://publicradioeast.org In A Sunny Britain, Would We Read Classics Like 'David Coppertone'?