Israelis mark Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday to commemorate the six million Jewish victims of World War II. Reporter Daniel Estrin met one Israeli man who undertook a personal act of remembrance despite the objections of his father.
Remembrance Day, celebrated Wednesday, is a chance for Israelis to remember their countrymen who have died in the Middle Eastern conflict. While it's a national holiday, there's a profound disconnect with the Palestinians who live in Israel and whose dead aren't technically honored.
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
Idan Raichel and Vieux Farka Touré are bestselling artists in their respective countries: Israel and Mali. A chance encounter at an airport in Germany led to a collaboration that is now out on CD titled "The Touré-Raichel Collective."
As The World's Matthew Bell reports, Israelis have lots of experience with the delicate issues involved in memorializing victims of terror attacks. Some memorials to past attacks are barely noticed today on Israeli streets.
Israel has had legal medical marijuana for about 10 years. But a recent development stands to potentially change the market, with an Israeli company saying it has developed a THC-free strain of cannabis. THC is the ingredient in marijuana that produces the "high."