Tug of War

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  • 18 minutes 51 seconds
    Why the ICC Wants to Arrest Netanyahu and Sinwar

    On Monday, the International Criminal Court announced it was seeking arrest warrants against Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, among other figures, on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. In this episode, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour tells us about her exclusive interview with the court’s chief prosecutor and explains why the news has outraged both Israeli and US leaders.

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    22 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 45 minutes 52 seconds
    The Complications of Covering the War in Gaza (Live)

    As the war in Gaza continues, independent media outlets remain barred from entering the enclave without IDF escort, complicating efforts to paint a full picture of the reality on the ground. In this episode, CNN’s Nada Bashir explains how she and her colleagues have been covering the war from afar and the role brave Palestinian journalists on the ground play in that work.  

    Recorded live at the Cascade PBS Ideas Festival on May 4, 2024.

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    17 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 27 minutes 13 seconds
    How Gaza's Wounded Are Trying to Heal

    Note: this episode contains graphic descriptions of injury. 

    As the Israeli military campaign in Gaza continues, the toll on Palestinian women and children is coming into clearer focus. In this episode, CNN's Jomana Karadsheh and Sarah Sirgany tell us about their trip to a special hospital in Qatar where some of the most vulnerable Palestinians are being treated for war wounds.

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    15 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 15 minutes 17 seconds
    Biden’s Weapons Warning to Israel

    US President Joe Biden says Biden says he will stop sending bombs and artillery shells to Israel if it launches a major invasion of Rafah. It comes as his administration is set to deliver a report to Congress on whether Israel has violated international humanitarian law during its war in Gaza. In this episode, CNN's Kylie Atwood explains how this moment could be a turning point for US-Israel relations.

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    10 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 15 minutes 43 seconds
    Israel Enters Rafah. Is a Ceasefire Deal Off the Table?

    On Tuesday, Israel's military seized the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing, warning its military operation in the southern city would move forward, even as ceasefire talks continue. Airstrikes have rocked eastern Rafah, displacing many fearful Palestinians yet again. Israel meanwhile says the terms of a ceasefire proposal accepted by Hamas were "far from" meeting its demands. In this episode, CNN's Jeremy Diamond explains how the military pressure is impacting the ongoing talks.

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    8 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 14 minutes 13 seconds
    A Rare Look Inside Iran

    Around the world, some students have staged protests in solidarity with pro-Palestinian protestors on US college campuses – including in Iran. Anger against Israel and the US is still simmering after an unprecedented aerial attack from Iran on Israel was foiled. In this episode, CNN's Fred Pleitgen joins us from Tehran and explains how Iranian military officials are evaluating the latest escalation.

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    3 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 17 minutes 15 seconds
    Will a Ceasefire Deal Stop the Rafah Incursion?

    Hamas is considering a new framework for a hostage release and ceasefire proposal put forward by Egypt. It comes amid fears that Israel will launch a ground offensive into Rafah whether or not a deal is reached. In this episode, CNN's Becky Anderson tells us about the parameters and examines a longshot push to normalize relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel.

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    1 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 13 minutes 17 seconds
    A Hostage Family Gets Proof of Life

    On Wednesday, Hamas released a video of Israeli-American hostage Hersh Goldberg-Polin, giving his family hope that he is still alive despite being badly wounded when he was abducted on October 7th. However, Israel’s government says at least 129 hostages remain in Gaza with dozens of those feared dead. In this episode, CNN's Jeremy Diamond examines why Hamas released this video now and looks at the state of negotiations over a hostage release and ceasefire.

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    26 April 2024, 8:00 am
  • 16 minutes 12 seconds
    Why Sanctions May Not Stop the Violence in the West Bank

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli ministers have lashed out against reported plans by the United States to sanction an Israeli military unit for alleged human rights abuses against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. The uproar comes amidst an uptick in violence against Palestinians in the territory. In this episode, CNN's Nada Bashir examines why the reported plans have struck a nerve and gives us an update on the dire situation inside Gaza.

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    24 April 2024, 8:00 am
  • 12 minutes 34 seconds
    Israel Strikes Inside Iran. Is the Tit-for-Tat Over?

    A US official tells CNN that Israel carried out a military strike inside Iran on Thursday night, the latest dangerous escalation between the two countries. Israel has not commented and Iran has not yet identified the source of the attack. In this episode, CNN's Jeremy Diamond examines what we know and whether this latest round of back-and-forth is over.

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    19 April 2024, 2:33 pm
  • 16 minutes 3 seconds
    How Israel-Iran Tensions Moved Out of the Shadows

    While Iran’s air attack on Israel over the weekend was uniquely brazen, experts say the two nations have been engaged in a ‘shadow war’ through proxies and covert actions for decades. In this episode, CNN's Nic Robertson looks at what two past Israeli attacks can tell us about how they may respond in this case.

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    18 April 2024, 9:14 pm
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