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'Promised Land' Wrestles With Israel's Brutal Contradictions.

Journalist Ari Shavit says Israel must find a way to reconcile its democratic values with the reality of everyday life there. His new book draws from interviews with hundreds of Israelis — both Jews and Arabs — as well as his military experience and Zionist family history.

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Nathan Englander: Stories Of Faith, Family And The Holocaust.

In What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, Nathan Englander writes about his own faith — and what it means to be Jewish — in stories that explore religious tension, Israeli-American relations and the Holocaust.

This interview was originally broadcast on Feb. 15, 2012.

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The Debate Over Bombing Nuclear Facilities In Iran

The Israeli government wants America's support and help for any possible attack on Iran. U.S. officials have said this isn't the right time for airstrikes. New York Times Washington correspondent David Sanger explains what's at stake for both sides.

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Nathan Englander: Assimilating Thoughts Into Stories.

In What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, Nathan Englander writes about his own faith — and what it means to be Jewish — in stories that explore religious tension, Israeli-American relations and the Holocaust.

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Seymour Hersh: Obama To Spotlight Syria

Journalist Seymour Hersh reports that a major change in American policy toward Syria is underway. It's part of a broader strategy to bring peace to the Middle East and counter the influence of Iran.

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From Michael Chabon, Noir and Niftorim in the North

Pulitzer Prize winner's 2007 novel The Yiddish Policemen's Union imagines that the fledgling Israel collapsed in 1948 — and part of Alaska was set aside as a temporary refuge for Jews. The inspiration: A real proposal to do just that.

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