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.
The authors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer have drawn fierce criticism in the US for their book, "The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy,ï¿½ and some Jewish leaders have accused them of being anti-Semitic and anti-Israel