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Obama in the Mideast

Democratic Senator Barack Obama met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders today, and Obama has been at pains to explain his position of the status of Jerusalem to both Israelis and Palestinians, as The World's Quil Lawrence reports.

Lifestyle & Belief

Ramadan begins

Ramadan starts today with the sighting of the crescent moon. For the next month, practicing Muslims won't eat or drink anything during daylight hours.

Lifestyle & Belief

Jerusalem's Ramadan cannon

Reporter Irris Makler reports on Jerusalem's Ramadan cannon. The sound of the cannon signals the end of fasting each day during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. The same family in Jerusalem has been firing the Ramadan cannon for generations.

Lifestyle & Belief

Letters to God

The postal service in Jerusalem often gets letters addressed to God. Reporter Daniel Estrin visits with the man charged with opening that kind of mail and sneaks a peek at some of the letters.

Sports

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is al-Ram, a Palestinian city in the West Bank. The Palestinian national soccer team this week played its first home game ever in the city's newly-built stadium. Katy Clark finds out more from the BBC's Aleem Maqbool.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the city that's home to the LA Mayer Memorial Museum for Islamic Art. The answer is Jerusalem. Twenty-five years ago a thief stole 106 museum clocks and watches from the museum. Now Israeli police have announced they've cracked the case. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from the museum's director, Rachel Hasson.

Arts, Culture & Media

Israeli Hanukkah donut

Hanukkah begins Sunday night and that means something special in Israel: Donuts! Or more accurately: sufganiyot. We sent The World's Middle East correspondent, Quil Lawrence, out to sample the seasonal delight.

Arts, Culture & Media

Retracing a Christmas donkey ride

Last week, we heard from the BBC's Aleem Maqbool, who's been re-tracing the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem said to have been made by Mary and Joseph. Like the Biblical couple, Maqbool's traveled by donkey. Anchor Katy Clark gets an update from him.