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A block of flats attacked by Hamas militants on Oct. 7. The majority of residents living in these flats were young people in their late teens and early 20s.

Residents return home to kibbutz attacked by Hamas in southern Israel

Only around 20 residents have returned to the Kfar Aza kibbutz that was attacked by Hamas in October. One couple that returned is trying to maintain what remains and guide those who come to visit.

Residents return home to kibbutz attacked by Hamas in southern Israel
From left, students Shakked Klein, Nearodey Chhoem, Angelina Hadad, Nico Ben Jacob and Chidinma Okoli. About half the students at Givat Haviva come from abroad.

This school in Israel is opening dialogue among its Jewish, Arab and international students

This school in Israel is opening dialogue among its Jewish, Arab and international students
A crowd gathers in what's become known as Hostages Square in central Tel Aviv, Feb. 11, 2024.

Most families of Israeli hostages want their loved ones returned home but some say it’s more important to defeat Hamas first

Most families of Israeli hostages want their loved ones returned home but some say it’s more important to defeat Hamas first
Relatives of US citizens that are missing since Saturday's surprise attack by Hamas militants near the Gaza border, in Tel Aviv, Israel attend a news conference on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, in Tel Aviv, Israel.

‘We need to tell the story’: Parents of an Israeli hostage in Gaza grapple with uncertainty

‘We need to tell the story’: Parents of an Israeli hostage in Gaza grapple with uncertainty
Yousef Hammash with his wife and children, Elia and Ahmad.

‘I don't know what's waiting for us in the next minute’: A father tries to protect his family in Gaza

‘I don't know what's waiting for us in the next minute’: A father tries to protect his family in Gaza
Illustration by Megan J. Goff

Threat-hunter says Iran is stepping up the sophistication of its cyberattacks

In the months since the Oct. 7 attacks on Israel, Iran has increased its cyber-hacking operations, according to Gil Messing, the chief of staff at Tel Aviv-based Check Point Software. The “Click Here” podcast talks to Messing about the latest.

Threat-hunter says Iran is stepping up the sophistication of its cyberattacks
buildings demolished

Israel says ‘no’ to a 2-state solution

The Biden administration wants Israel and the Palestinians to get serious about restarting a long-stalled plan for a two-state solution. The European Union is saying the same, and so are Arab leaders, along with others across the international community. But Israel’s current government is digging in its heels. 

Israel says ‘no’ to a 2-state solution
A Palestinian walks through the destruction by the Israeli bombardment in the Nusseirat refugee camp in Gaza Strip, Jan. 16, 2024.

100 days of fighting in Gaza with no end in sight

It's been 100 days since renewed fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas began on Oct. 7. The World's host Marco Werman discusses the latest with professor Nathan Brown.

100 days of fighting in Gaza with no end in sight
A sticker reads “Impeachment Now!” with a photo of Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu with a bloody hand on his face

Israelis answer 'battle cry' to return to anti-government protests

After Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack, anti-government protests in Israel quieted, but Israelis are back in the streets, saying their message is more important than ever.

Israelis answer 'battle cry' to return to anti-government protests
A wall map showcasing houses and camel and papered time periods

Amid war and large-scale displacement in Gaza, Israeli settlers plan their return

More than 80% of Palestinians in Gaza have been displaced. The fear they may never be allowed back to their homes is bolstered by a growing movement in Israel to resettle in the Gaza Strip.

Amid war and large-scale displacement in Gaza, Israeli settlers plan their return
The site of a music festival near the border with the Gaza Strip in southern Israel, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023.

Rape is ‘the most neglected war crime,’ sexual violence expert says

Ever since Hamas militants attacked southern Israel on Oct. 7, the group has been charged with committing acts of sexual violence. Host Carol Hills speaks with journalist and author Christina Lamb, who is recently back from reporting in Israel, where she spoke with first responders and others on the ground.

Rape is ‘the most neglected war crime,’ sexual violence expert says
Palestinians displaced by the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip are seen in tents in town of Khan Younis, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023.

LISTEN: Voices from across the globe as the Israel-Hamas war continues to unfold

The Israel-Hamas war began on Oct. 7 with deadly attacks by Hamas militants who targeted towns, farming communities and a music festival near the Gaza border. The World has been in conversation with people on the ground, experts and other observers since the conflict began. Read and listen to their responses below.

LISTEN: Voices from across the globe as the Israel-Hamas war continues to unfold
An Israeli flag on the surrounding wall of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Migdalim near the Palestinian town of Nablus, Oct. 25, 2021.

US places rare visa travel restrictions on Israeli settlers implicated in West Bank violence

It's considered a rare punishment of Israelis by the US and comes as settler violence is on the rise. The World's Marco Werman spoke with Hadar Susskind, president and CEO of Americans for Peace Now, about the history of the settlers and their political influence with current government.

US places rare visa travel restrictions on Israeli settlers implicated in West Bank violence
Yair Yifrach works with a client at his gun shop, just outside of Jerusalem.

Israeli civilians are buying lots of guns. Not everyone is feeling safer. 

After the shocking attack by Hamas on Oct. 7, which killed hundreds of Israeli civilians, many people have decided to arm themselves. Gun sales are on the rise. But lots more guns in more people’s hands can be dangerous. 

Israeli civilians are buying lots of guns. Not everyone is feeling safer. 
The warning labels are found on a number of Israeli, American and European products.

Jordanians boycott American companies seen as pro-Israeli

As Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza continues, a boycott campaign is growing in the Middle East and beyond. In Jordan, many have stopped buying American and European products that they say support Israel financially or have a pro-Israel stance. Starbucks and McDonald’s in Amman sit mostly empty. In supermarkets, everyday items carry warnings.

Jordanians boycott American companies seen as pro-Israeli