Highway construction is rarely popular with the people whose neighborhood the highway must go through. In a small, largely Palestinian town outside of Jerusalem, residents are organizing to try and stop a highway that will have little benefit to them from ripping up their neighborhood.
Last week's Jerusalem Marathon was replete with controversy, with Palestinian officials telling those signed up they should withdraw. But one man, an Egyptian-American, wanted to spread his own message, God is love, as he ran.
When "Road 4" is complete, drivers will be able to zip through this side of town without traffic lights, but residents say they will lose easy access to their schools, mosques and markets — not to mention losing property value.
Israel has quietly begun repatriating hundreds of Sudanese immigrants in recent months. The move raises questions about the migrants' legal status in Israel and possible dangers they face back home in Sudan.
Israel has been a hot topic of discussion recently at the U.S. Senate has considered Chuck Hagel's nomination for defense secretary. All of that attention, though, has some Israelis more than a little uncomfortable.
Israel has loomed large for Republican Senators opposing the nomination of their former colleague Chuck Hagel to be US Defense Secretary. Among other things, they question his commitment to Israel's security.