Exploring the Seeds of Today's Middle East Conflict with Ari Shavit

In this special edition of MetroFocus, author and journalist Ari Shavit joins anchor Jack Ford to discuss the history of the country of Israel - how it came to be, how it has survived, and the threats it faces.

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Sam Lewis  |  July 19, 2011 1:54 PM | Updated: July 21, 2011 2:05 PM | Comments
Temps will exceed a 100 degrees today. Check out our tips for staying cool when it's so muggy outside that the subway feels like a trip to Hades.
Fiddleheads are a sure sign of spring. A young fern that has yet to unfurl, fiddleheads are foraged from riverbanks. AP/ Craig Line
Julio Sharp-Wasserman  |  July 18, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: March 22, 2012 4:40PM | 3 Comments
It's spring, and these goodies are in season: herbs; parsnips; pea greens; garlic scapes and green garlic, green onions and spring onions; radishes; new potatoes; rhubarb; scallions; spinach; lettuce; fiddleheads and ramps.
staff  |  July 15, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
The number of beach closings and advisories reached the second-highest level in 21 years in 2010. What's the cleanest beach near you?
John Farley  |  July 10, 2011 7:52 PM | Comments
Peas, gooseberries and artichokes are in season this month.
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Sam Lewis  |  July 10, 2011 6:00 PM | 2 Comments
In the past decade, bicycle commuting in New York City increased by 262 percent. Know the rules of the road and protect yourself and others.
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 10, 2011 6:00 PM | 2 Comments
Whether it's a summer heatwave or a midwinter storm, here are tips for what to break out in a blackout.
Daniella Greenbaum  |  July 10, 2011 6:00 PM | Comments
In small claims court, you can sue people, corporations, associations and partnerships for up to $5,000 without a lawyer. Here's what you need to know.
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 10, 2011 6:00 PM | 24 Comments
Excessive noise is a menace to public health, and it’s really aggravating. Here's three places to turn for help.
John Farley  |  July 10, 2011 6:00 PM | Comments
It's possible that there are more online summer guides per square mile here than anywhere in the world. Our guide to summer guides is broken up by coverage area and content type in order to help you find the best event listings for your lifestyle.
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