Correspondent Daniel Estrin reports on a heavy metal band Orphaned Land based in Tel Aviv whose music is providing a soundtrack for social change as young Egyptians rally for democracy across the Middle East.
For decades, unpublished papers by the Jewish Czech writer, Franz Kafka, have been hidden away in safety deposit boxes in Zurich, Switzerland and Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel's supreme court recently ordered that the boxes be opened.
Israel will soon become the first country to move people with organ donor cards up the list if they ever need a transplant themselves. The plan has both advocates and critics. A discussion on The Takeaway.
For our Global Hit we turn to Matthew Bell who's usually on the foreign policy beat, but who also has a strong interest in music. wanted to find out what people are listening to in Israel. He visited a CD shop in Tel Aviv and asked the owner.
Today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar. In Israel, the ï¿½day of atonementï¿½ means that much of the country simply stops. In Tel Aviv, the holiday has turned into a festival of bicycles. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Scientists in Israel how found a process to fabricate DNA. The Takeaway talks to Timothy Bestor, professor of genetics and development at Columbia University, and Tania Simoncelli, a science advisor at the American Civil Liberties Union.
Diplomatic efforts to end the fighting in Gaza are in high gear. For the latest on the troubling situation in Gaza we turn to Laura Trevelyan, the BBC's U.N. correspondent, who joins us while traveling with Ban Ki-Moon from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Director Laszlo Nemes needed a Yiddish speaker to translate the dialogue and train the actors who would be reenacting the Auschwitz death camp in the film "Son of Saul." Ironically, that man spends most of his days preserving everything about Yiddish that isn’t about the Holocaust.
An incentive from the Israeli government offers money and free flights to African asylum seekers, if they agree to return to Africa. But, there's a problem with this immigration policy: some African men instead use the money to try to get to Europe, leaving their families behind.
Teklit Michael dreamed of competing in the Olympics. But the Eritrean runner had to flee his country. He's now among the estimated 20,000 African migrants living without papers in Israel. And Israel has announced plans to deport them.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he has evidence of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program that could step up pressure on the United States to pull out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.