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.
Israel announced plans for new Jewish settlements in mostly-Arab East Jerusalem. This despite US pressure not to build more settlements, and Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Israel. Marco Werman learns more from the BBC's Jonathan Donnison in Gaza.
Rabbi Leo Trepp is 97 years old. He now lives in San Francisco but he grew up in Germany. He is the last living rabbi who led German-Jewish communities during the Nazi holocaust. Lonny Shavelson sent us a radio report.
Emotions are running high in Turkey at funerals for nine activists killed in Israel's raid on the Gaza aid flotilla. The bodies were flown from Israel to Istanbul, to a heroes' welcome. Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Bethany Bell in Istanbul.
Anchor David Baron speaks with the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren about Tuesday's clash on Lebanon's southern border. Amb. Oren tells host David Baren why Israel believes suggests the skirmish was premeditated.
Violence along Israel's border with Gaza has been on the rise in recent weeks. Today, Gaza'a Hamas rulers are reported to be deploying their own security forces to put a lid on the attacks. The World's Matthew Bell has more from Jerusalem.
The World's Matthew Bell attended the funeral of Israeli actor Juliano Mer Khamis, Wednesday. Khamis was eulogized by Jews and Arabs. The "100 percent Jewish, 100 percent Palestinian" actor was gunned down earlier this week in the West Bank city of Jenin.
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 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.
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.