PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Friday, July 18, 2014

A View From the South: Israel's Ground Offensive Continues

Israeli soldiers of an Infantry unit walk to their deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 18. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli soldiers of an Infantry unit walk to their deployment area near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip on July 18. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel’s ground invasion began late Thursday in an attempt to destroy Hamas tunnels and rockets, according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israeli soldiers have since clashed with Palestinian fighters, the first time ground forces have clashed in five years.

NPR’s Daniel Estrin joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti from Israel. He’s been reporting from the southern border, talking to both the military and citizens about the ground offensive.

Guest


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

April 29 17 Comments

What’s A Delegate? And Why Do We Even Have Them In The First Place?

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Richard Pacelle, professor of political science at the University of Tennessee, to find some answers.

April 29 3 Comments

Bison Set To Become America’s First National Mammal

A bipartisan effort to name the bison the first national mammal of the U.S. has passed in Congress.

April 28 34 Comments

Men Read Mean Tweets At Women And The Video Goes Viral

Two Chicago-area sports journalists gathered the tweets directed at them and asked men to read them to their faces. The result went viral.

April 28 7 Comments

HBO's CEO On Virtual Reality And ‘Sesame Street’

In the second part of our interview with Richard Plepler, he discusses why the premium cable network picked up "Sesame Street."