Daily Archives: December 26, 2016

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Monday on the NewsHour, Israel reproaches nations that backed the UN condemnation of its settlements. Also: The political analysis of Amy Walter and Stuart Rothenberg, tensions rise in a Greek village that welcomed migrants, Chicago’s violence epidemic, remembering British pop star George Michael, Amos Oz’s new novel about the birth of Israeli statehood and the music of saxophonist Charles Lloyd. PBS NewsHour

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A prominent Israeli author reflects on the country’s founding — and future

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Amos Oz grew up in Israel in the early years of its statehood. Now, in his first book in over a decade, the writer looks back at that time through the eyes of three characters — each at a different life stage and with a distinctive attitude toward the new state. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Oz to discuss his writing process, the “gift of literature” and prospects for a two-state solution. PBS NewsHour

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Tensions rise in Greek fishing village that welcomed migrants

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Amidst the wave of anti-migrant sentiment coursing through Europe, one village has shown a rare level of hospitality to those making the journey across the Mediterranean. In Skala Sykaminia, located on the Greek island of Lesbos, Nobel-nominated villagers rescue and shelter migrants — but doing so has taken a toll on their economy and led to tension. PBS NewsHour

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