Israel's Haredim community is grappling with mainstream Israeli society in an effort to figure out how the two increasingly divergent lifestyles can co-exist in the same country.
In Israel on Monday, El Al and the Tel Aviv stock exchange were hit by denial of service attacks, effectively shutting down the companies' websites. The attacker were allegedly the work of anti-Israeli Saudi Arabians.
There's growing tension in Israel between the most ardent, ultra-Orthodox Jews and the country's more mainstream secular and moderate communities. Some of the Haredim want to impose greater restrictions on the public space in the Jewish state.
Shay Charka is perhaps the only syndicated Israeli cartoonist living in a West Bank settlement. And while he's against giving the Palestinians land in exchange for peace, he doesn't fall in with the radical extremists either.
In various media reportes Friday, Iran threatened tor retaliate against the west for what it says was the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists.
Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, an Iranian nuclear scientist, was assassinated in Iran on Wednesday, the latest sign of a covert campaign to subvert Iran's nuclear ambitions. Meanwhile, the Doomsday Clock has moved a minute closer to midnight.
Amir Mirzaei Hekmati is accused of committing espionage against Iran when he traveled to the country in August 2011. On Monday, Iran announced it would put him to death.
Kamal Labwani spent the better parts of the past decade in a Syrian jail. We was freed last year, fled to Jordan and continue to agitate for the overthrow of the Syrian regime, led by Bashar al-Assad.
As the revolution in Syria continues into a new month, violence is seeming to escalate. A car bombing in Damascus that killed more than two dozen seems to indicate new tactics are being tried.
The Arab League has said it will send more monitors to Syria in an effort to ensure the government is living up to its commitments to end violence against protesters. Meanwhile, protesters say the monitors who are already there are being misled and are ineffective.