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Israel Opens Door for International Peace Force

Residents observe the rubble-filled steets after more Israeli airstrikes July 23, 2006, Lebanon. U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland arrived in Beirut, as the U.N. seeks to secure safe routes out for fleeing civilians.
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Residents observe the rubble-filled steets after more Israeli airstrikes July 23, 2006, Lebanon. U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland arrived in Beirut, as the U.N. seeks to secure safe routes out for fleeing civilians.

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Linda Gradstein
Linda Gradstein has been the Israel correspondent for NPR since 1990. She is a member of the team that received the Overseas Press Club award for her coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the team that received Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for her coverage of the Gulf War. Linda spent 1998-9 as a Knight Journalist Fellow at Stanford University.