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.
A year-long investigation by Foreign Policy magazine reveals Israel's secret system for shuffling out African asylum-seekers, via Rwanda or Uganda, into third countries, where they are no longer anyone’s responsibility.
For many Israelis, including musician Dudu Tassa, Arabic music has never been of much interest. Then Tassa discovered the music of his once-famous grandfather, who emigrated from Iraq. And now Tassa is bringing a modern version of that Arabic music into Israeli's concert halls and consciousness.
Every August, patrons flock to The Elvis Inn to celebrate the life of Elvis Presley. This year, with attention focused on the war between Israel and Hamas, organizers wondered whether anyone would show up. But come they did.
Two Palestinian men armed with meat cleavers and firearms killed four worshippers at a synagogue in West Jersualem on Tuesday. While it was the deadliest attack of its kind in the city since 2008, it was also yet another sign of rising violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
The nuclear deal with Iran was in peril, until two guys who attended MIT in the 1970s flew in to talk. They didn't know each other then, but they were the key to getting a nuclear deal done. They focused on problem solving instead of political posturing.
Israeli-born writer Ayelet Waldman tried to put Israel out of her mind for 20 years. Now she and her husband, Michael Chabon, are bringing writers to the region to write about the West Bank occupation.
The Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem receives very little in the way of municipal services from the Israelis or the Palestinians. One Palestinian man decided to make it his mission to bring services to his community.