U.S. presidents often talk of their hope to find peace in the Middle East and they practically always talk about their support for Israel's security. But on the ground there, expectations are much lower. And perhaps with good reason.
An Israeli soccer team, the only one that's been comprised of only Jewish players, ignited a storm of controversy by adding Muslim soccer players to its roster. Israeli officials are taking a firm stand against racism that has cropped up in its wake.
The so-called "price tag" attacks are reprisals against Palestinians and Israelis they view as collaborating with the Palestinians by tearing down settlements that Israeli government considers to be illegal.
Turkey's Vakifli Koyu is the only place in Turkey with a population that is only Armenian. The population is dwindling, but tourism and innovative agriculture have the residents hoping they can hang on just a little bit longer.
In Imbaba, an area of Cairo where more than a million people live in denser conditions than Manhattan, N.Y., poverty takes on new meaning. The buildings are on top of each other and services are non-existant. But after the Arab Spring protests, that's all changing.