In what might be a first, Israeli settler leaders will be attending the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday. And these settlers see hopeful signs for big changes in US policy toward Israel and the Palestinians.
Morocco is enlisting Islam in its effort to get off fossil fuels, starting with installing solar panels on state-owned mosques. It's part of a broader global effort to bring more Muslims into the fight against climate change.
A visit to the Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and Gaza is like a trip into the Twilight Zone. The security precautions and lack of human contact between the Israelis and Palestinians who work there captures the bizarre relationship between the two sides.
Israeli researchers say they have developed a variety of cannabis that can fight disease without inducing the effects associated with smoking a preparation of the plant's dried leaves known as marijuana.
Public support for Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip has remained strong and steady in Israel. But as the Palestinian death toll reportedly climbed above 1,400 people, divisions within the American Jewish community over the war are becoming more and more clear, says Peter Beinart, author of “The Crisis of Zionism.”
Iran and Saudi Arabia have upped the ante in their war of words. Both are now denouncing the other's Islamic legitimacy. The two Persian Gulf powers are already locked in numerous proxy conflicts across the region. The US is not happy about the mess.
Since the tragic attack at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, there have been a lot of questions about how Islam views depiction of the Prophet Muhammed. So, can you or can't you draw the Prophet?