Jordan Farmar, who led the UCLA Bruins to a NCAA Final Four and who helped deliver a championship to the Los Angeles Lakers, has taken his talents to Israel, where he's playing for Maccabi Tel Avi while the NBA lockout continues.
The Obama administration is offering some advice to its most important ally in the region: Israel should do more to mend fences with its neighbors. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem, Israelis aren't buying it.
In response to Palestine's victory at the United Nations last week, Israel has announced plans for the expansion of Jewish settlements. Condemnation of those plans has been swift and sharp. Some fear Israel is becoming more isolated diplomatically.
In a recent speech, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged the Israelis to restart the stalled Palestinian peace process and engage proactively with its neighbors. The country has become increasingly isolated, diplomatically, in its region.
Israel's first BrainTech conference in Tel Aviv is aimed at making Israel a neuroscience products center. One tactic: It awarded a $1 million prize and a bronze brain to a Brown University team using brain waves to move artificial limbs.
In Tel Aviv, one of the first things you notice is the city's large population of feral cats. Though the city has a program to spay and neuter them, it's small and doesn't target enough cats to reduce the population.