Over the weekend, runners gathered in Bethlehem to run the city's first-ever marathon. While the realities of the Israeli-Palestinian situation and the Boston Marathon attacks influenced the events, the races went off without any problems.
Anchor Aaron Schachter talks to Steven Cook, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, about what is at stake in Israel's neighboring countries, in light of the new conflict between Israel and Hamas.
The death of a Palestinian man in an Israeli jail is raising tensions in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Palestinian officials claim the man was tortured. Israel said it's still investigating. The funeral for the 30-year-old man was held Monday.
Shyreen Ziadeh runs a dance studio in Ramallah, in the Palestinian Territories. It's not what she dreamed of doing, but it's all she can imagine doing these days. She introduces ballet to youngsters, and gives them a refuge from everyday life.
As the US Congress debates action on Syria, relatives wonder what will become of their families in Damascus. One Palestinian family in the West Bank lost 11 relatives in the Syrian government's alleged chemical attack. We hear their story.
A ceasefire is set to be announced in the Gaza conflict, Egyptian and Palestinian officials say. Anchor Marco Werman talks to David Kirkpatrick, Cairo Bureau Chief for the New York Times, to get more details.