Beirut's only synagogue was heavily damaged in the war against Hezbollah by an Israeli shell. Beirut's tiny Jewish community is trying to rebuild the synagogue and their community. Ben Gilbert recently paid a visit to the synagogue and sent this report.
The World's Carol Zall explains the role of haggis in celebrations honoring Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. The dish made from sheep's organs has a bad reputation outside of Scotland. But many Scots say ?don't knock it unless you've tried it!?
Vice President Biden's Middle East trip could not change the impression that the peace process there is as stalled as ever. Investors are having trouble getting visas to the Palestinian territories. That's blocking economic growth. Daniel Estrin reports.
Palestinian leaders have been advocating non-violent resistance to the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank. Daniel Estrin reports from Ramallah that talk of peaceful resistance leaves some Palestinians scratching their heads.
At least nine activists have been killed after commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip. Israel says its soldiers were attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. Linda Gradstein reports.