Ari Shapiro en Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway? It's a Wednesday afternoon in London and a bunch of kids are standing outside a West End theater, giddily unaware that their parents have just shelled out a lot of money for the experience they're about to have. A giant sign over their heads shows a silhouette of a girl standing on a swing, her hair flying behind her in the wind — it's a matinee performance of <em>Matilda</em>.<p>More than 3,000 miles away on the same Wednesday afternoon, the same scene plays out on Broadway. It's the same show, with equally excited kids. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 43511 at An Uneasy End To Ramadan In Gaza, Where Fighting Intensifies Once More <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit<img src=""/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 43408 at The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Remixed And Retweeted <p></p><p></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:15:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 43012 at The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Remixed And Retweeted Israeli Forces Move Into Gaza, 'Terrorist Tunnels' In Cross Hairs NPR's Ari Shapiro reports on the latest news from the Gaza Strip, where Israel has undertaken a ground invasion against Hamas operatives. It's the first time in five years that the Israeli military has conducted a ground operation. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:40:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 42971 at On Two Sides, Two Funerals — While Death Toll Mounts In Gaza As the violence between Hamas and Israel continues, so too do the funerals that come in its wake. NPR correspondents Ari Shapiro and Emily Harris attended two such funerals today, in Tel Aviv and Gaza respectively, and they tell of what they learned there. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 42877 at A Brief Lull Shatters In Gaza, As Cease-Fire Falls Apart An attempt at a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas has broken down. Hamas rejected the terms of the cease-fire, and Israel renewed its campaign of air strikes on the Gaza Strip. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:58:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 42817 at Israeli-Gaza Conflict Squeezes Palestinian Leader On All Sides While the Israel-Gaza conflict pits Israelis against Palestinians, it has also increased stress within the Palestinian leadership.<p>The Gaza Strip is run by Hamas, which the U.S. considers a terrorist group and favors a strategy of resistance. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:40:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 42776 at Israeli-Gaza Conflict Squeezes Palestinian Leader On All Sides Between Hamas And Israel, What Might An Endgame Look Like? The last time Israel and Hamas fought each other was 2012. Back then, the conflict lasted eight days.<p>Tuesday marks the eighth day of the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, which raises the question: What might it take to bring this fight to a close?<p>Both Israel and Hamas say they are unwilling to sign on to a straightforward, put-down-your-weapons, bare-bones ceasefire. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 42763 at Between Hamas And Israel, What Might An Endgame Look Like? Among Israelis, Pressure Swells To Commence Ground War In Gaza Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>As we mentioned, no Israelis have been killed by rocket fire, but one strike today did cause severe injuries and damage. Around 8:30 in the morning local time, a rocket struck a gas station in Ashdod. One man was sent to the hospital seriously wounded. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports this increases the internal pressure on Israel to stage a ground invasion.<p>ARI SHAPIRO, BYLINE: A taxi driver Avram Ayash, comes to this gas station every day. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 42648 at On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears More than 50 Palestinians have been killed and 450 wounded in <a href="">Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip</a>. Meanwhile, rockets continue to fly toward Israel from Gaza, but so far, no Israelis have been reported killed.<p>For people living in and around the Gaza Strip, this conflict has turned daily routines upside down. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:19:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 42538 at On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears