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Noam Tsuriely is a 28-year-old Jewish Israeli hip-hop artist from Jerusalem, whose debut album will drop later this summer.

This Israeli rapper brings people together through multilingual lyrics

Noam Tsuriely is a 28-year-old Jewish Israeli hip-hop artist from Jerusalem He says he likes to rap in both Hebrew and Arabic to get Israelis and Palestinians to learn both languages, so they can understand each other better. Tsuriely's story is the latest in The World's summer "Planet Hip Hop" series.

This Israeli rapper brings people together through multilingual lyrics
man tattooing woman

This Jerusalem tattoo studio is part of a centuries-old Christian tradition 

This Jerusalem tattoo studio is part of a centuries-old Christian tradition 
mosque

‘Back to normal’ at Jerusalem’s holiest site 

‘Back to normal’ at Jerusalem’s holiest site 
protest

Israel’s ‘judicial coup’ protests are going strong. They still might fail.

Israel’s ‘judicial coup’ protests are going strong. They still might fail.
man showing picture

Palestinians celebrate a new generation of West Bank militants 

Palestinians celebrate a new generation of West Bank militants 
A Palestinian man walks between scorched cars in a scrapyard, in the town of Hawara, near the West Bank city of Nablus, Feb. 27, 2023.

Israel beefs up troops after unprecedented settler rampage

Israel sent hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank on Monday, a day after a Palestinian gunman killed two Israelis and settlers rampaged through a Palestinian town, torching homes and vehicles in the worst such violence in decades.

Israel beefs up troops after unprecedented settler rampage
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Irish singer-songwriter Dani Larkin navigates a troubled border with song 

Dani Larkin was too young to have lived through the troubles in Northern Ireland. But growing up along the Armagh-Monaghan border in Ireland, close to Northern Ireland, she knew all about the sectarian tension and conflict in the area. She also knew about kindness and a history that brings people together. 

Irish singer-songwriter Dani Larkin navigates a troubled border with song 
A banner with a picture of a Palestinian prisoner in an Israeli jail reads in Arabic "Karim Younis, the icon of patience and will, 35 years in captivity, for how long," in the West Bank city of Ramallah

Israel releases longest-serving Palestinian prisoner

Karim Younis spent a total of 40 years in Israeli prisons. The World's Carol Hills spoke with Khaled Elgindy, a Palestinian and Israeli affairs expert at the Middle East Institute, about the implications of his release.

Israel releases longest-serving Palestinian prisoner
Rodney Dixon, lawyer for Al Jazeera, third from left, and Lina Abu Akleh, niece of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, second left, answer questions during a press conference

Al Jazeera wants the ICC to do a 'thorough and independent' investigation into Shireen Abu Akleh's killing

The World's host Marco Werman spoke with the network's Washington, DC, bureau chief Abderrahim Foukara, about new evidence found and presented to the court.

Al Jazeera wants the ICC to do a 'thorough and independent' investigation into Shireen Abu Akleh's killing
Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, waves to his supporters after first exit poll results for the Israeli Parliamentary election at his party's headquarters in Jerusalem

Netanyahu win is set to 'change the face of Israel,' Israeli reporter says

With Benjamin Netanyahu set to return to power, reporter Noga Tarnopolsky discusses with The World's host Marco Werman what Israeli parliamentary election results will mean for the country.

Netanyahu win is set to 'change the face of Israel,' Israeli reporter says
Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen speaks during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

US senators demand full White House investigation into shooting of Palestinian American journalist

Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen speaks to The World's host Marco Werman about a renewed call by himself and other Senate Democrats for a full inquiry into the killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh earlier this year.

US senators demand full White House investigation into shooting of Palestinian American journalist
A worker walks alongside the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant's array of digester eggs in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York

Why has polio emerged in the US, UK and Israel? A polio eradication expert weighs in.

New cases of polio have emerged in the US and Israel, and the disease has been detected in wastewater in the UK. Oliver Rosenbauer, the spokesperson for polio eradication at the World Health Organization, explains how some of them could be linked to the oral vaccine that's long been used to prevent the disease.

Why has polio emerged in the US, UK and Israel? A polio eradication expert weighs in.
Many of the Jewish graves in Kyrgyzstan are adorned with Stars of David.

The Jewish graves in Kyrgyzstan are fading. But a small Jewish community continues to thrive. 

An estimated 40,000 Jews fled fighting in the western part of the Soviet Union during World War II and sought refuge in Central Asia. Today, only about 1,500 Jews still live in Kyrgyzstan, but the small community continues to thrive.

The Jewish graves in Kyrgyzstan are fading. But a small Jewish community continues to thrive. 
US President Joe Biden and Israel's Prime Minister Yair Lapid, sign a security pledge at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem

US and Israel sign joint declaration on Iran's nuclear program during Biden's visit

During President Joe Biden's trip to the Middle East, he's signed a joint declaration with Israel to counter Iran's nuclear program. The World's host Marco Werman speaks with Sina Azodi, a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council in Washington, about what the move means.

US and Israel sign joint declaration on Iran's nuclear program during Biden's visit
Biden in a crowd

President Biden’s visit to Israel focuses on regional security 

​​​​​​​The top agenda item for Biden is regional security. Scheduled meetings with Israeli officials focus on strengthening the regional relationships that Israel has forged with some of its Muslim neighbors. 

President Biden’s visit to Israel focuses on regional security