A Filipina caregiver, once part of a faceless crowd of foreign workers, surprised Israel by winning one of its most popular TV singing contests. She won the Israeli version of the popular show the X-Factor.
Nir Gaist is just 25, but he’s been exploring the ins and outs of cyber security for more than half his life. When he was 10, Israel’s largest banks hired him to hack into their systems — to learn how to prevent malicious hackers.
The US government has always tried to maintain strict neutrality when it comes to the question of who controls Jerusalem. But a 12-year-old boy and his family are suing to have "Jerusalem, Israel" listed as his birthplace on his passport, sending the case to a Supreme Court with no foreign policy experience.
The Israeli parliament is considering a law that would criminalize the use of the word 'Nazi' in most cases. It turns out that some Israeli Jews use references to Nazis and the Holocaust as insults directed at their own fellow Jews.
Beyond the sea of black and white clothing is a community that transformed from sidelined minority to a political force. Sephardi Jews make up roughly half of Israel's population, but the community was long impoverished and faced discrimination by Ashkenazi Jews descended from European countries. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef changed much of that.
It's a rare love story that breaks so many boundaries in the Middle East. An Israeli and a Palestinian fought physical barriers in traveling between Jerusalem and the West Bank. They fought the Israeli-Arab cultural barriers. And they fought the social barriers of being gay.
An award-winning Palestinian journalist from Gaza says he was abused by Israeli security officials at the border with Jordan, and the charges have turned into a diplomatic incident, as Correspondent Matt Gutman reports.