Best-selling author and adventurer Bruce Feiler takes an epic journey traveling with contemporary pilgrims on six historic pilgrimages and explores how these sacred landscapes and revitalized routes are reshaping faith.
The city of Jerusalem is caught in a violent downward spiral. Deadly attacks, street clashes and religious tensions are all on the rise. And they point to signs of trouble ahead for this long-simmering flashpoint in the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
A leading Israeli rabbi at a protest this week warned Israel’s leaders that ultra-Orthodox boys will do anything to be able to continue studying Torah, instead of joining the army — a requirement for all Israeli citizens. Throw us in jail, he said; we’ll all go.
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.
Pope Francis heads to the Holy Land this weekend for a three-day trip of prayer and diplomacy. He'll be meeting to heal rifts with Orthodox Christian spiritual leaders in a church in Jerusalem where Christian rivalries have raged for centuries.
It’s a tale full of intrigue and danger. A Jewish group has bought 25 units in the predominately Arab area of East Jerusalem. Residents are incensed at both the Jews who occupied the homes and the Palestinians who sold the apartments. But no one is entirely sure who sold them or who bought them — or who’s moving in.
When the bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers were found near Hebron last month, Israel's prime minister warned Israelis not to take the law into their own hands. But shortly after, a Palestinian teen was abducted and murdered. Now, Israeli police have six suspects in that apparent revenge killing.