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Wolf Blitzer anchors from Jerusalem
November 19th, 2012
01:49 PM ET

Wolf Blitzer anchors from Jerusalem

(CNN) - As the violence continues in Israel and Gaza, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer is reporting on the conflict from Jerusalem, where he will anchor “The Situation Room” this week.

Tune in Monday at 4pm ET for Blitzer’s report from Ashkelon, Israel, a town just north of the Gaza border which has been repeatedly targeted by rocket attacks from Hamas militants in recent days.

Blitzer described Ashkelon as “eerie” as the cafés and beaches are deserted. As soon as he arrived, there was a series of loud booms, air raid sirens went off and soldiers rushed Blitzer and others to a bomb shelter.

Blitzer is also interviewing former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman Avital Leibovich and Israeli Government spokesman Mark Regev from Jerusalem.

Also in today’s show, Frederik Pleitgen and Christiane Amanpour report from Israel, and Anderson Cooper, Arwa Damon and Ben Wedeman report from Gaza City.

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  1. paula parks

    Good job, Wolf. Its fair to show for a change how Israel citizens are forced to live. They do not choose
    to be targeted in their homes nor on buses nor in schools. Be safe.

    November 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  2. HungryDrone

    WTH CNN? Israeli gov't mouthpiece Mark Regev goes unquestioned over fallacious statements about targeting journalists. Its widely reported a photographer lost a leg in the airstrike. As a journalist alone, if not a fellow human being, I would expect CNN to pursue this story beyond "whatever you say." Disappointing. Where was a spokesperson for the Palestinians under bombardment? Shameful.

    November 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
  3. Georjana Mauldin

    Please contact Alex Awad a Palestinian Christin – in Jerusalem. I've always watched CNN for the truth – but you are missing the truth – just telling the Israeli side of things. Reed this for info on the Palestinian struggle. http://alexawad.org/download/VICTIMSE.PDF

    "The Rev. Alex Awad, a missionary with the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries based at Bethlehem Bible College, must pass through Israeli military checkpoints every day to travel between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

    Over the years, he said, he has witnessed the demolition of Palestinian homes, the confiscation of Palestinian land and the building of the separation wall. He agrees with other Palestinian Christians that it is time “to stop investing in businesses that bring injustice.”

    November 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  4. Robert Read

    The President needs to be in America not in South East Asia. Let South East Asia take care of South East Asia. Let Europe take care of Europe. Let the Middle East take care of the Middle East. America man many many problems that need attention now.

    You can stay in Israel and may be you will learn about prostitution in Israel. You claim not to know about prostitution in Washington, DC.

    CNN needs a new broom to get rid of all political hacks.

    Thank You

    November 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  5. Steve

    I enjoy the Situation Room everyday, so this will be interesting. Stay safe there, Wolf.

    November 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm |

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