Back in 2010, an Israeli foodie with a Tunisian passport went to Libya, at the request of an Israeli group that keeps an eye on Jewish Heritage sites there. He was arrested for spying and spent six months in prison.
The government of Bashar al-Assad is pulling out all the stops to gain an advantage militarily ahead of a proposed peace conference in June. Perhaps the key to the government's successes might be the large reinforcement it's getting from Hezbollah.
Filmmaker Marian Marzynski survived the holocaust as a child in Poland by leaving his parents behind and hiding his identity. He recently returned to Poland with other child survivors, and they tell their stories in his new film, "Never Forget to Lie."
Samer Issawi had been on a hunger strike for more than 200 days while in an Israeli prison. Issawi is one of the nearly 5,000 Palestinians being jailed in Israeli prisons for various charges. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
During President Obama's visit to Yad Vashem, he was given some sheet music as a gift. It was a song composed by a Jewish cantor in Amsterdam during World War II. Marco Werman speaks with Ruth Maroko, the cantor's sister-in-law.
President Obama visited the West Bank Thursday to meet with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Obama said the US supports a sovereign Palestinian state, and that the Palestinian people deserve an end to occupation.
There's been recent violence by Israeli settlers near the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar. Some religious Israelis are concerned about increasing fanaticism in the settler population. Daniel Estrin brings us the story from Jerusalem.
Turkey was once Israel's closest Muslim ally. Now, the Turks are demanding that Israel apologize for its raid in May on aid ships bound for Gaza. Otherwise, the Turks warn they'll cut all diplomatic ties Israel. We hear from the BBC's Jonathan Head.
Israelis may be skeptical about the new round of peace talks but in general, they're feeling pretty positive about things. This week, Newsweek ranked Israel as the most livable country in the Middle East. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem.
The self-imposed moratorium on construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is set to end on Sunday. The president of the Palestinian Authority says he'll quit the peace talks if the freeze ends, Israel says it won't extend it. Matthew Bell reports.
ï¿½French New Wave' director Jean-Luc Godard is getting an honorary Oscar tomorrow, though some critics say he shouldn't. They say he's anti-Semitic and so are some of his films.That is not the way people in France see the director. Anita Elash has more.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was at the White House one day after he blasted President Obama's proposal that the future borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines. Anchor Marco Werman talks with The World's Matthew Bell.
Peter Max was 3-years-old when his family fled Nazi Germany to seek refuge in China along with thousands of other Jews during WWII. Now at age 74, the American pop artist tells The World he's returned to China for the first time.
Orthodox Jews in Britain aren't afraid of modernity, but they are worried about the negative influences it can have on young people. Rabbis there have now sanctioned a "kosher" phone that blocks the internet and text messages.
The Israeli version of MasterChef just wrapped up. The finale was the highest rated TV program ever in Israel. It featured an Orthodox Jew, an Israeli-Arab and a German convert to Judaism - three people who in regular life wouldn't be near each other.
The music of German composer Richard Wagner is considered taboo by many in Israelis. That's because Wagner is widely linked with Hitler and antisemitism. But an Israeli researcher says it may be time to rethink Wagner, as Daniella Cheslow reports.