Daniel is an American journalist in the Middle East. He reports for The World, the Associated Press and other media.
A program for gifted 10th-graders teaches them coding, encryption and how to defend a computer network against hacking. Many of the students will end up in Israel's equivalent of the NSA.
Space is at a premium in most big cities — but even then space is usually reserved for the dead. In Berlin, though, many old cemeteries are being converted as public spaces.
Syrian Christian refugees are living with Syrian Muslim refugees in Germany. And some Christians say they're being harassed.
When Frank Hessenland joined Germany's Alternative für Deutschland, he saw it as a center-right political party. Then it moved far to the right. Even though he quit the party, he couldn't shake its far-right image.
In Berlin, a priest, a rabbi and an imam have come together on a project to create a hybrid church-synagogue-mosque in the German capital. Like the fall of the Berlin Wall, the House of One would tear down the walls between religions.
When a Syrian refugee moved into the Jellinek family's home in Berlin, he got help with his German. And the Jewish family developed a new appreciation for their country.
Mass deportation is a painful issue in Germany given its Nazi past. The last time the country rounded up masses of people was during the Holocaust.
Milad Khawam, a Syrian refugee in Berlin, describes his music as a "schizophrenia of feelings." It's the mix of emotions, he says, of someone who has left everything behind and is starting over.
The job of defense minister is seen as Israel's second-most powerful post. And now it's in the hands of a man often described as "impulsive" and "ultranationalist." Avigdor Lieberman was sworn in on Monday.
In Israel, Memorial Day means public gatherings where people sing together to remember those they have lost.
Israeli-born writer Ayelet Waldman tried to put Israel out of her mind for 20 years. Now she and her husband, Michael Chabon, are bringing writers to the region to write about the West Bank occupation.