The World's Aaron Schachter tells us about a new play that opened in Beirut this week. It's an adaptation of a critically acclaimed book about the Israeli curfew imposed on the West Bank Palestinian city of Ramallah in 2002.
There's been a growing number of Jewish settler attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank. Some settlers say the attacks are justified. Each side blames the other and both blame the Israeli army for not protecting them.
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.
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.
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 US has been assisting with training Palestinian security forces since 2005. But the US role is a politically precarious one. Some Palestinians are questioning who their security forces are working for. The World's Matthew Bell reports.