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
Today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar. In Israel, the ï¿½day of atonementï¿½ means that much of the country simply stops. In Tel Aviv, the holiday has turned into a festival of bicycles. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
For our Global Hit we turn to Matthew Bell who's usually on the foreign policy beat, but who also has a strong interest in music. wanted to find out what people are listening to in Israel. He visited a CD shop in Tel Aviv and asked the owner.
Correspondent Daniel Estrin reports on a heavy metal band Orphaned Land based in Tel Aviv whose music is providing a soundtrack for social change as young Egyptians rally for democracy across the Middle East.
The World's Matthew Bell reports that the Israeli government has announced new Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank. The announcement came after five members of an Israeli family were stabbed to death over the weekend in a West Bank settlement.
As the World's Matthew Bell reports, revolutions in the Middle East are making Israelis very nervous. Opinion polls show the Jewish state's public image is in tatters. Public and private organizations are making an effort to buff Israel's image.