Egypt’s new government has relaxed restrictions at its border with the Gaza Strip, allowing many Palestinians to cross freely for the first time in four years. But the move is rattling the Israeli government, which is accustomed to former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s cooperation – more or less – to keep Gaza sealed up.
Now Israel says militants can flow out and weapons can flood in through the Rafah crossing. The BBC’s Kevin Connolly reports on Israel’s reaction to the Arab spring in Egypt and beyond.
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, was a friend of former South African President Nelson Mandela. She joins us and says, “He was the best of us.”Comment | more »
As the world mourns the anti-apartheid leader and former South African president, we touch down in Johannesburg and hear from two people who knew Nelson Mandela.2 Comments | more »