After the swift collapse of a 72-hour ceasefire plan and the reported capture of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants, people in the Gaza Strip are looking at the prospect of entering their fifth week under a deadly military offensive with no end in sight.
In the midst of protests in Ferguson — marked by increasingly militaristic police intervention — Palestinian protestors have offered their support, solidarity and advice to those on the front lines of the St. Louis suburb. An unexpected dialogue has emerged on Twitter between the two groups — protestors who live halfway across the world from each other but face similar battles.
The matzah flavor ice cream didn't work out so well, but Ben and Jerry's charoset flavor for Passover is a big hit in Israel. And despite a flood of requests from the States, the kosher-for-Passover flavor isn't leaving the Holy Land any time soon.
Syria's official news agency, SANA, publishes a website in eight language — including most recently in Hebrew. The Syrian regime added Hebrew, the official language of Israel, to "gain the upper hand in the battle for public opinion."
A Filipina caregiver, once part of a faceless crowd of foreign workers, surprised Israel by winning one of its most popular TV singing contests. She won the Israeli version of the popular show the X-Factor.
Nir Gaist is just 25, but he’s been exploring the ins and outs of cyber security for more than half his life. When he was 10, Israel’s largest banks hired him to hack into their systems — to learn how to prevent malicious hackers.
The US government has always tried to maintain strict neutrality when it comes to the question of who controls Jerusalem. But a 12-year-old boy and his family are suing to have "Jerusalem, Israel" listed as his birthplace on his passport, sending the case to a Supreme Court with no foreign policy experience.
Israel courts have only allowed the death penalty once in the country's history, for concentration camp mastermind Adolf Eichmann. But many families of terrorism victims want the state to start imposing the death sentence on the people who killed their loved ones.