Chef Wareef Kassem Hamedo believes food isn’t just food, it has a soul. He dreamed of opening a restaurant in his hometown of Aleppo, Syria. As the conflict there rages on, Hamedo has finally opened his restaurant — but as a refugee in Gaza.
"The Wire" of Israel has finished its first season and both Israelis and Palestinians are anxiously awaiting more. The show, called "Fauda" — "chaos" in Arabic, is about Israeli spies and Palestinian terrorists, and neither side is all hero nor all villain.
A new film explores a real life incident from the first Intifada, when a West Bank town bought some cows and started a dairy farm. "The Wanted 18" is about what happens when Israel declared the cows a security risk and the Palestinians hid them so they could keep the dairy going.
Enas Shalodi and her family sleep in the living room of a temporary house a few doors down from their own. It was destroyed, after her son ran over and killed two Israelis at a train stop in Jerusalem.
Correspondent Daniel Estrin often files stories for us on the violent outbreaks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. But when he returned home to visit his family in St. Louis, he found himself watching all-too-familiar scenes play out just minutes from his home.
The rare closing of Jerusalem's Temple Mount — or Noble Sanctuary to Muslims — lasted only a day. But anger over the closure and the shooting of a Palestinian suspecting of killing a Jewish activist became a "day of rage," with Palestinians scuffling with Israeli security forces in the city and across the West Bank.
As Gazans try to recover from this summer's war with Israel, some are turning to a local station called Radio Alwan to get information, trade stories and tips and get educated about subjects ranging from PTSD to where aid drops are happening.
Shukri Alassouli, a 33-year-old man from Gaza, was trying to find a better life for his young family in Europe. But their journey across the Mediterranean in smugglers' boats turned into what the UN called the deadliest accident of its kind, killing hundreds and losing Shukri's wife, daughter and young son at sea.
The Green Prince was the code name for a top Israeli informant, a man who was the son of a Hamas founder. It's also the name of a new documentary that chronicles the path of informant Mosab Hassan Yousef, and his relationship with his Israeli handler.
Hamas' public execution of suspected Israeli spies sent a clear message: If you work with Israel, you'll pay the steepest possible price. But the killings come after top commanders died in Israeli airstrikes, which could mean that the group is deeply vulnerable to Israeli intelligence.
A ceasefire is set to be announced in the Gaza conflict, Egyptian and Palestinian officials say. Anchor Marco Werman talks to David Kirkpatrick, Cairo Bureau Chief for the New York Times, to get more details.
The fighting in Gaza has fueled an increase in support for Hamas in the West Bank, where rival Palestinian Authority is in charge. The World's Matthew Bell reports from the West Bank on what that means for the long-standing divisions among Palestinians.
In Gaza, news of the ceasefire deal was greeted by celebrations but just before the truce went into effect, there were more rockets fired into southern Israel. And there were more Israeli strikes hitting targets in Gaza.
Qasim Rashid, National Spokesman for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community wrote in a piece in "The Daily Beast" this week saying that "Prophet Muhammad is history's first major figure to condemn collateral damage in word and deed."
The death of a Palestinian man in an Israeli jail is raising tensions in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Palestinian officials claim the man was tortured. Israel said it's still investigating. The funeral for the 30-year-old man was held Monday.
President Barack Obama makes his first presidential visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories next week. He arrives just ahead of the Jewish high holiday of Passover, and he's pledged to keep kosher.