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July 7th, 2014
10:49 PM ET

Beaten Palestinian-American teen's aunt: If he wasn't a U.S. citizen, he would have died in jail

Tariq Khdeir is a Palestinian-American teen whose beating at the hands of Israeli police is adding fuel to the latest violence. Senior White House officials say they were shocked by the tape of the Tampa, Florida high school student's beating. Israeli authorities accuse Khdeir of attacking security officers and he is now under house arrest. His aunt, Suhad Abu Khadeir, and family attorney Hassan Shibly spoke with Wolf.

Fareed Zakaria discusses the dynamics driving this latest violence between Israelis and the Palestinians.

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July 1st, 2014
11:10 PM ET

Will Israel retaliate for the murder of three teens?

On the heels of the murder of three Israeli teens, tensions have escalated in the Middle East.

With Israeli retaliation feeling immenent, on Tuesday evening CNN's Ben Wedeman joined John Berman with a live report from the West Bank, in the process offering an update on the emotion in the region.

Despite Hamas denying involvement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu maintains that the Palestinian Sunni Islamist organization is responsible, and pledges to avenge the killings, saying "May God avenge their blood."

Watch the above video for Wedeman's full report detailing the latest and explaining the current state of Israel's potential plan for response.

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June 30th, 2014
11:11 PM ET

Israel launches airstrikes against Hamas after missing teens found dead

Israel launches airstrikes targeting Hamas targets in Gaza after the bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers were found in the West Bank. The teens, one with dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship were kidnapped earlier this month from a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. CNN's John Berman speaks with Ben Wedeman about what's happening on the ground in the West Bank.


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Vote for the story that defined 2012
December 5th, 2012
12:16 AM ET

Vote for the story that defined 2012

The past year brought historic changes, democratic milestones, devastating tragedies, and acts of heroism that will never be forgotten.

In 2012 Anderson traveled across the country and around the world seeking the truth. He met people who were struggling against seemingly insurmountable odds: Syrian refugees, gunshot victims in Colorado, New Yorkers who lost everything they had, widows facing a harsh new reality.

There were crimes that divided communities and launched important conversations about discrimination and ethics. In some cases, justice was served. Convicted of child sex abuse, Jerry Sandusky will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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November 21st, 2012
11:24 PM ET

Possible change in Gaza after cease-fire

Ben Wedeman and Arwa Damon describe the celebrations and relief in Gaza after Hamas and Israel agreed on a cease-fire.

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November 21st, 2012
11:19 PM ET

Inside Middle East peace negotiations

George Mitchell, former Maine Senator and President Obama’s Special Envoy to the Middle East from 2009 to 2011, examines past and current attempts to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

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November 21st, 2012
11:19 PM ET

What Israel's military strength means for the Mideast

Ben Wedeman, Fareed Zakaria and Anne-Marie Slaughter discuss the military status of Hamas and Israel after the conflict.

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November 21st, 2012
11:04 PM ET

Israel: 'Restraint' after cease-fire

IDF spokesperson Avital Leibovich explains to Anderson Cooper under what conditions Israel will respond to rockets fired from Gaza after the cease-fire agreement reached on Wednesday.

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November 21st, 2012
10:58 PM ET

Violence before Hamas-Israel cease-fire

Before a cease-fire took effect on Wednesday, explosions shook both Israel and Gaza. Anderson Cooper reports.

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November 21st, 2012
07:20 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Anderson Cooper reports on cease-fire between Israel and Hamas

Tonight at 8 and 10 p.m. ET, Anderson Cooper reports from Israel on the fatal conflict in the Middle East, and the efforts to end the violence.

At 2 p.m. ET today a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel was put into effect. The agreement was announced in Cairo by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr hours after a bomb exploded on a Tel Aviv bus, injuring 24 people, police say.

Both sides traded rocket fire during the day, resulting in a total of 142 deaths in Gaza since the conflict began eight days ago, according to Hamas. In Israel, five people have been killed. In Gaza and Israel, houses were destroyed and panic and trauma was widespread. An estimated 1,456 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel, and Israel fired at more than 1,450 targets in Gaza.

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