Feb 13, 2009 — As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama routinely made promises that he would "restore our moral standing in the world." But, now that he occupies the White House, is his administration unveiling a new era in foreign policy?
Nov 22, 2007 — Every year, Palestinians from towns and villages across the West Bank bring their ladders and tarps to local olive groves. Olive oil season is the center of local history and culture — and at the heart of the economy.
Nov 19, 2007 — Philip C. Winslow has worked for the Christian Science Monitor and ABC radio, but he hasn't always been a journalist: His new memoir detailsthe time he spent working with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in the West Bank. It was during the second Palestinian intifada.
Jul 20, 2007 — The Secret Servant is the 10th novel from thriller writer Daniel Silva. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says Silva is perhaps the best home-grown spy novelist among a new generation of writers.
Jun 14, 2006 — The delicate relationship between an art school teacher with a secret Nazi heritage and an Israeli artist's model is the focus of Blue Nude, the latest novel by Elizabeth Rosner. Veronique de Turenne offers a review.
Jun 4, 2006 — An Israeli woman and a Palestinian man find lifelong friendship in a search for understanding. In The Lemon Tree, Sandy Tolan ties a story of two families and the house that connected them, to the history of the Mideast conflict.
May 15, 2006 — Sandy Tolan talks about his book The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the Middle East. The account grew out of a 1998 NPR documentary in which Tolan reported on a friendship between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman that served as an example of the region's fragile history.
Dec 22, 2005 — Aaron J. Klein talks about his new book, Striking Back: The 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and Israel's Deadly Response. It's about the secret, 30-year campaign to track down the killers of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, which was led by a secret Mossad unit, code named Caesarea.