Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak makes his first visit to the U.S. in five years and is scheduled to meet President Obama. The Takeaway looks at the context and what to expect from the meeting with Julie Mason, reporter for The Washington Examiner.
George Mitchell was appointed by President Obama to serve as Special Envoy for Middle East Peace in January. I. William Zartman, Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University, joins The Takeaway with some history and an analysis.
Bethlehem in what's now the West Bank is considered the birthplace of Jesus. But an Israeli archeologist has spent years excavating another town of Bethlehem, this one in Galilee, where he's uncovered an inn, a monastery.
The BBC's Aleem Maqbool is re-tracing the route taken by Mary and Joseph in the biblical Christmas story on their journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. And as the story goes, Mary and Joseph traveled by donkey.
Israeli police evicted dragged more than 250 Jewish settlers out of a disputed house in the West Bank city of Hebron. But the settlers became violent afterward. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from the BBC's James Stevenson.
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