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.
The authors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer have drawn fierce criticism in the US for their book, "The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy,ï¿½ and some Jewish leaders have accused them of being anti-Semitic and anti-Israel
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