Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson http://kwit.org en In A Complex Web Of Tunnels, Israel Draws Its Red Line http://kwit.org/post/complex-web-tunnels-israel-draws-its-red-line <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=In+A+Complex+Web+Of+Tunnels%2C+Israel+Draws+Its+Red+Line&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 49051 at http://kwit.org Kerry Awaits Response From Israel, Hamas On Proposed Cease-Fire http://kwit.org/post/kerry-awaits-response-israel-hamas-proposed-cease-fire <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Kerry+Awaits+Response+From+Israel%2C+Hamas+On+Proposed+Cease-Fire&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1NTU5NzI4MDEyODAxNzA2NDdhODNkZg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 49016 at http://kwit.org As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch http://kwit.org/post/skype-vital-bridge-palestinians-west-bank-gaza At least three times a day, Imad Abudayyah, 49, fires up his laptop at the West Bank hotel where he's currently living with his 11-year-old son, Ghassan, to reach out to relatives in the Gaza Strip. Abudayyah says Skype is the only way they can see the family members they have left behind.<p>He is a Western-educated budget expert who is working with the Palestinian Authority on finance reform, a post that makes it easier for him to obtain an Israeli permit to come and go from Gaza. But even for Abudayyah, getting permission is tough these days. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 48876 at http://kwit.org As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch Israelis Shaken Over Deaths Of Soldiers http://kwit.org/post/israelis-shaken-over-deaths-soldiers In one Jerusalem suburb, some Israelis wonder whether the ground invasion will achieve the results they are looking for. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:27:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 48754 at http://kwit.org In Germany, A Case Against Another Alleged American Spy http://kwit.org/post/germany-case-against-another-alleged-american-spy Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Here's a headline we've heard more than once in the last year. U.S.-German relations hit a new low. And they have again today. Germany's top prosecutor is investigating a German Defense Ministry employee who's accused of spying for the United States. And to complicate matters, this is the second espionage case in Germany in the last week. The first resulted in the arrest of an alleged German double agent. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 48043 at http://kwit.org Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue http://kwit.org/post/germanys-battle-over-what-may-be-its-last-lenin-statue It's easy to miss the controversial bronze statue. It stands in front of a Soviet-style, high-rise apartment in the East German city of Schwerin.<p>Far removed from the ornate city center, this 13-foot-tall depiction of Vladimir Lenin has him looking relaxed. His hands are tucked in his coat pockets and he's gazing off into the distance.<p>But an angry message is scrawled in red paint across the sidewalk at his feet. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 09:14:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 47828 at http://kwit.org Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That http://kwit.org/post/got-leftovers-share-germany-theres-website Child psychiatrist Vero Buschmann says she was looking for a way to get rid of leftovers without having to throw them away. At the same time, the Berlin resident wanted to meet new people.<p>She found a nonprofit website in Germany that allows her to do both. On a recent evening, her doorbell rings and she buzzes Franzi Zimmerman in to her fifth-floor apartment.<p>"I have a whole bunch of baked goods I just picked up from the baker," Buschmann tells her 29-year-old guest. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:39:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 47371 at http://kwit.org Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That For German Fans In Berlin Beer Garden, National Pride Is No Problem http://kwit.org/post/german-fans-berlin-beer-garden-national-pride-no-problem Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Of course, today's match drew big crowds in both the United States and Germany. We first go to NPR Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson in Berlin, who joined scores of Germans at a beer garden to watch the game on three screens outside.<p>SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, BYLINE: Most Germans are uncomfortable displaying national pride because they are sensitive about their country's notorious history. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 47307 at http://kwit.org Chancellor's Tough Talk Against Russia Makes Germans Nervous http://kwit.org/post/chancellors-tough-talk-against-russia-makes-germans-nervous Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene in Miami. Russia and Germany - it's a relationship that involves deep business ties and also a difficult shared history. The close bond might explain why German Chancellor Angela Merkel hesitated at first to take a harsh stance against Russia, when it swooped into Ukraine and annexed Crimea. But now Merkel is getting tougher on Russia, leading the charge for new sanctions. They'll be discussed when European leaders meet tomorrow in Brussels. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:22:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 47230 at http://kwit.org Ultra-Nationalist Party Surges In Hungary http://kwit.org/post/ultra-nationalist-party-surges-hungary Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>And the far right is poised to do well in Hungary's EU election tomorrow. Candidates blame the EU for many of that country's problems. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports from Budapest.<p>SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, BYLINE: To many Hungarians, a half-finished World War II monument next to a popular fountain in downtown Budapest highlights the extremist tenor of politics in this former East Bloc country.<p>The plan centerpieces a 25-foot statue of the German Imperial Eagle attacking the Archangel Gabriel. Sat, 24 May 2014 11:47:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 45257 at http://kwit.org