Judaism

Global Politics

Another hummus record

Israel has taken the upper hand in a different Mideast conflict: cooks in a town near Jerusalem have made more than four metric tons of hummus. Doubling the previous record for hummus, set by cooks in Lebanon. Aaron Schachter reports.

Conflict & Justice

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ship

At least nine activists have been killed after commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip. Israel says its soldiers were attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. Linda Gradstein reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Jerusalem of Gold

Today's Global Hit; the song that is most connected with Jerusalem Day and the city it celebrates. The song is called 'Yerushalaim Shel Zahav' or 'Jerusalem of Gold.' The song is not without its controversies. Tablet Magazine's Liel Leibovitz explains.

Global Politics

Hamas on Mideast peace

Leaders of the Palestinian group Hamas will not have a seat at the next week's Mideast peace talks in Washington. But as The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem, some moderates within Hamas still believe that the US can be a fair mediator.

Global Politics

Hamas crackdown on collaborators

The Palestinian militant group, Hamas, has begun rounding-up people in Gaza who are alleged to have collaborated with Israelis. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's John Donnison, who's following the story from Ramallah.