A group of Israeli tourists were targeted, and five of them killed, in a deadly suicide bombing outside an airport in Bulgaria. Now, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed Iran for the attack.
New Israeli documentary looks at bizarre world of Israeli law in West Bank, other parts of future Palestinian state
When Israel 50 years ago occupied the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and other parts of land that Palestinians hope will be their own state, they quickly implemented a series of laws to govern the land. Those laws were expected to be temporary, but decades later they persist, and they've amounted to a bizarre, and sometimes contradictory, system.
In late 2004, Yasser Arafat had the flu. Seventeen days later, he was dead. A recent investigation by Al-Jazeera has many people wondering what really killed the Palestinian leader eight years ago.
Jerusalem has a shiny, new light rail line running through some of its most populous neighborhoods. Often, the train is packed. But outside the pack cars there are problems. It took a long time to build, the ticket machines don't always work and -- it bridges Palestinian and Israeli neighborhoods.
Palestinian leaders gave their OK to a plan to exhume the body of Yasser Arafat and determine whether his death was not by natural causes, but was instead poisoned by radiation. That's based on startling possibilities raised in an Al Jazeera investigation.
Israel has had legal medical marijuana for about 10 years. But a recent development stands to potentially change the market, with an Israeli company saying it has developed a THC-free strain of cannabis. THC is the ingredient in marijuana that produces the "high."
Turkish media took a conspiratorial turn recently after a bird was found in a field, dead, with a metal band around its leg. The band said "Israel Tel Aviv," which immediately raised suspicions that the bird was on an espionage mission. Of course it wasn't, but it's not the first time banded animals aroused suspicion of nefarious intentions.
Israel's home to some 60,000 African migrants, most of whom fled violence and persecution in their home countries. But as tensions rise in Israel between the country's Jewish citizens and the migrants, Israel's government is being pressured to act. But many of those facing deportation have few options, even if they wanted to leave.
A number of Africans, especially from Eritrea, are coming to Israel in search of protection from persecution back home. But they're not finding a warm welcome, and now politicians there are talking about rounding them up and deporting them out of the country.
Remembrance Day, celebrated Wednesday, is a chance for Israelis to remember their countrymen who have died in the Middle Eastern conflict. While it's a national holiday, there's a profound disconnect with the Palestinians who live in Israel and whose dead aren't technically honored.