Palestinian mourners carry the body of Ahmed al-Jabari, head of the military wing of the Hamas movement, during his funeral in Gaza City, on November 15, 2012.
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Tensions Escalate after Israeli Air Strikes Kill Hamas Military Leader | Despite Resigning, Petraeus Will Testify on Benghazi | Checking in After Hurricane Sandy | Who is Susan Rice? | Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
On Wednesday, in response to rocket attacks from Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, Israel launched a series of air strikes that killed Hamas military leader Ahmed al-Jabari, and, according to health officials in Gaza, nine others. Isabel Kershner, reporter for Takeaway partner The New York Times, reports from the Israel-Gaza border. Aaron David Miller, distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, discusses the current conflict and Israel's position in the evolving Middle East.
“The wanton aggression against Gaza proves that Israel has yet to realize that Egypt has changed and that the Egyptian people who revolted against oppression will not accept assaulting Gaza.”
Oil giant British Petroleum has agreed to pay a record fine of $4.5 billion to settle criminal charges related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. It's the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history. Bloomberg News reporter Brian Swint is following the story in London.
The current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, has been the target of Republicans because of her comments following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi which left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Jendayi Frazer is a longtime friend of Susan Rice, defends the person behind the scrutiny.
Hurricane Sandy affected millions of people on the East Coast, hitting New York and New Jersey especially hard. The storm hit home for us here at The Takeaway. Our senior producer, Jen Poyant, lives in Arverne, Queens near the Rockaways, one of the hardest hit parts of New York City.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus resigned on Friday, hoping to get in front of the scandal involving Paula Broadwell before it thrust him any further into the spotlight. But Congress has other ideas. Tim Weiner has covered the CIA for The New York Times and is the author of, "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA."
In recent years, the Catholic Church has faced countless accusations of child abuse, cover ups and institutional secrets. The cases number in the thousands. And all of them are horrific. But one of the most shocking took place in Milwaulkee. It involved a priest named Father Murphy and 200 deaf children in his care. Alex Gibney delves into Father Murphy’s history of abuse, and the church’s decision to cover it up, in his new documentary, “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.”