July 27th, 2014
01:29 PM ET

Graham: Obama has been 'AWOL'

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) spoke with Crowley about President Obama's responses to world crises, Vladimir Putin, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A full transcript of the interview is available after the jump.

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July 27th, 2014
01:20 PM ET

Pelosi: Putin is 'insecure'

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke with Crowley about President Obama's leadership, US-Russian relations and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A full transcript of the interview is available after the jump.
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July 27th, 2014
01:08 PM ET

U.S.: Russia "culpable" for MH17 crash

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes spoke with Crowley about US-Russian relations, the MH17 crash site and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

A full transcript of the interview is available after the jump.
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Topics: CNN
July 27th, 2014
11:40 AM ET

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mohammed Stayyeh offer insights on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Crowley about the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Following the interview with Prime Minister Netanyahu, Crowley spoke with Mohammed Shtayyeh, senior adviser to President Abbas, to hear the Palestinian response

 

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

 Netanyahu on ceasefires:Israel has accepted five cease-fires since this conflict began, five. We accepted them and we implemented them, including two humanitarian cease-fires in the last 24 hours which Hamas rejected, as they rejected all the other cease-fires. And they violated them.”

“So, you say Israel resumed its offensive. No, we didn't resume our offensive. We had a cease-fire. They violated it. And now they are violating their own cease-fire. And, obviously, we will take whatever action is necessary to protect our people, including against the terror tunnels that they are trying to dig against us.”

 

Shtayyeh on ceasefires: Well, my reaction is that, since this morning, while Israel is claiming that it is abiding by a cease-fire, six Palestinians have been killed, including a Christian nurse in one of the clinics in Gaza.”

“So, by all means, we are very much entrusted to see an end to the Israeli aggression. And, as I understand, the efforts of Secretary Kerry is yielding some fruits. There will be a Palestinian delegation formed by President Mahmoud Abbas going to Cairo to negotiate the terms of cease-fire.”

“But, by all means, if the Israeli army is going to be stationed where it is and continue shelling, obviously, Israel is very much endangering. Whether it's a humanitarian cease-fire, whether it's a timing cease-fire, whether it is a long-lasting cease-fire, the Israeli army should not stay where it is now, because the Israeli army now is nearly occupying 50 percent of the total area of the Gaza Strip, which is no less than - which is more than 370 square kilometers, with 1.9 million Palestinians living in that very small territory.”

A full transcript of both interviews is available after the jump.
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July 24th, 2014
03:57 PM ET

THE SIXTIES: The Space Race debuts tonight on CNN at 9:00pmET and PT

In fewer than 10 years, America rocketed from launching rudimentary satellites to landing a man on the Moon.

Pioneers like Werner Von Braun and heroes like Alan Shepard, John Glenn, and Neil Armstrong, pushed the boundaries of U.S. space exploration to literally unprecedented heights. Throughout the decade, the rivalry between America and the Soviet Union raised the stakes on the competition that went even beyond the “giant leap for mankind” and led to astonishing technological inventions. Astronaut and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Mike Massimino and Dave Scott, along with Tom Wolfe, Andy Chaikin, Walter Isaacson, Douglas Brinkley, and Tom Hanks describe one of the greatest real-life adventure stories of all time.

THE SIXTIES: The Space Race debuts Thursday, July 17 at 9:00pm and encores at 12:00am.  All times Eastern.

During the broadcast, NASA engineer Bobak Ferdowsi will answer viewers' questions about America's space program – past and present – via Facebook.   Viewers can also interact with the series producers via Twitter by following @TheSixtiesCNN and @HerzogCo and using #TheSixtiesCNN.

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July 24th, 2014
03:28 PM ET

CNN Exclusive: Turkish PM Erdogan sits down with CNN's Becky Anderson

In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson (@beckycnn), Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke about the situation in Gaza, calling it a “genocide by Israel.”

“Nazism, the Fascism that was applied by Hitler, if you put all these on the table just like that, you can see that what Israel does to Palestine, to Gaza right now, has surpassed what Hitler did to them,” Erdogan said. “We don't approve. We don't accept what Hitler did either, but right now, we do not accept this persecution, the massacre, the genocide by Israel. Hamas and Fatah are unified in respect of this two-state structure, and they've formed a national consensus government. Israel does not want this government to make progress, they want to break it up.”

Erdogan also accused Israel of being a “terror state,” saying the country’s operation in Gaza was “creating a wave of terror.” FULL POST


Topics: Becky Anderson • Connect the World • Egypt • Gaza • Israel • Turkey
July 23rd, 2014
05:00 PM ET

Mike Bloomberg to CNN's Wolf Blitzer: "State Department is just overreacting in typical bureaucratic fashion."

After flying to Tel Aviv today, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg joined CNN's Wolf Blitzer to talk about the FAA flight ban to Ben Gurion International Airport. Blitzer's interview aired in CNN's  4 p.m. ET hour. A full transcript will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/2014.07.23.html

Please credit – CNN's Wolf Blitzer

CNN Political Ticker: In CNN interview, combative Bloomberg says U.S. flight ban a mistake

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Turkish PM Erdogan to CNN: "Israel is a terror state."
July 23rd, 2014
04:17 PM ET

Turkish PM Erdogan to CNN: "Israel is a terror state."

In an interview recorded Wednesday with CNN’s Becky Anderson (@beckycnn), Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of being a “terror state,” saying that the country’s operation in Gaza was “creating a wave of terror.”

Erdogan also denied that the governments of Turkey or Qatar were involved in the funding of Hamas’ terrorist activities, saying the only support his country is offering to the people of Gaza is humanitarian.

“Qatar’s cooperation with Turkey has always been to be on the side of the persecuted and to support them through humanitarian aid. This is what’s being done.”

The full interview will air Thursday at 11aET on CNN International’s Connect the World with Becky Anderson. FULL POST

July 21st, 2014
11:39 AM ET

CNN Coverage: the downing of Malaysia Flight #17 in Ukraine and Gaza-Israel Crisis

Monday, July 21:

CNN's Chris Cuomo sits down with the rebel leader of the self-styled Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Borodai to discuss the downing of MH17.

Sunday, July 20:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to CNN's Wolf Blitzer:  “I support taking whatever action is necessary to stop this insane situation…"

On CNN's State of the Union: Secretary of State John Kerry to CNN's Candy Crowley: "There is no trust with the Russians" 

CNN correspondents on the ground covering Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in Ukraine and Gaza-Israel crisis from the following locations:

Ukraine:

Phil Black – @PhilBlackCNN

Ivan Watson – @IvanCNN

Chris Cuomo – @ChrisCuomo

Nick Paton Walsh – @npwcnn

Kyung Lah – @kyunglahCNN

 

Moscow, Russia:

Diana Magnay – @dimagnayCNN

 

Amsterdam, Netherlands:

Erin McLaughlin – @ErinCNN

Saima Mohsin – @SaimaMohsin

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

Andrew Stevens – @AndrewCNN

 

Jerusalem:

Wolf Blitzer – @wolfblitzer

Martin Savidge – @martinsavidge

John Vause – @vauseCNN

 

Israel at Gaza border:

Atika Shubert – @atikaCNN

 

Gaza:

Ben Wedeman – @benCNN

Karl Penhaul – @karlpenhaul

 

Pentagon: 

Barbara Starr – @barbarastarcnn

 

State Department:

Elise Labott – @eliselabottcnn

 

United Nations:

Richard Roth – @RichardRothCNN

 

July 20th, 2014
03:05 PM ET

"Did NBC punish reporter for bias?"

Brian Stelter talks with CNN International correspondent Jim Clancy about bias in middle east reporting.


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