Boston is beginning to consider how to permanently honor the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks, they might look to Tel Aviv for ideas of how to construct and maintain the appropriate memorial. Tel Aviv has a lot of experience remembering the victims of terrorism.
It's long been known that Hezbollah was supporting the regime of Bashar al-Assad in its battle to retain control of Syria. But this week, Hezbollah's leader came out publicly stating it was backing Assad. The announcement, though, could portend expansion of the Syrian conflict beyond Syria.
Israel is in the tough position of being close to Syria and having a history of conflict with the country. As evidence mounts that Syria has used chemical weapons on its own citizens, Israel has drawn its own lines that its ambassador to the United States says it won't allow Syria to cross.
Mikhail Allakhverdov is the man called Misha, who members of the Tsarnaev family say must have been responsible for radicalizing their sons, before they launched their attack on the Boston Marathon. But in an interview recently, he denied having anything to do with that.
At least three countries are convinced the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons in his country's ongoing civil war. On Thursday, U.S. officials confirmed they too believed Assad had unleashed sarin gas. But its options are limited.
Over the weekend, runners gathered in Bethlehem to run the city's first-ever marathon. While the realities of the Israeli-Palestinian situation and the Boston Marathon attacks influenced the events, the races went off without any problems.
As the first funerals were held, public memorials to the victims of last week's Boston Marathon explosion continue to grow. They're biggest along Boylston Street -- the street where racers were supposed to finish their marathon, until the terrorist attacks hit.
Last year, Spain foiled what it said was a terrorist plot to fly gliders into the British enclave of Gibraltar. Two Chechens and a Turk were convicted, but later freed when a judge decided there wasn't enough evidence. Various intelligence agencies reportedly were interested in the incidents, because of the ties to Chechnya.
Carlos Arredondo's story is a sad one. Lost one son in Iraq, lost another son to suicide. On Monday he was at the Boston Marathon, supporting people running in honor of his sons. When the bombs struck, though, he rushed to help the wounded and became iconic for helping a man who lost both his legs, but survived.
At least one police officer was killed, another is in serious condition as law enforcement found the two men believed to be behind the Boston Marathon terrorist attacks. The first man, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is believed to be dead, but Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is at large and the subject of a massive manhunt.