The radio stations that dominate Israel's airwaves have one thing in common: They're run by Army Radio, which supplies the country with its most popular news and music channels. That means young recruits are supplying Israelis with some of their biggest and most important stories.
Correspondent Daniel Estrin often files stories for us on the violent outbreaks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. But when he returned home to visit his family in St. Louis, he found himself watching all-too-familiar scenes play out just minutes from his home.
According to Jewish law, farmers are supposed to leave their fields fallow every seventh year — which happens to be right now. But among farmers who pay attention to the decree, called "shmita," there are all sorts of technicalities that allow them to keep on growing.
Hamas' public execution of suspected Israeli spies sent a clear message: If you work with Israel, you'll pay the steepest possible price. But the killings come after top commanders died in Israeli airstrikes, which could mean that the group is deeply vulnerable to Israeli intelligence.
A 3-day ceasefire in the Gaza Strip ended early Friday. Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel, and Israel retaliated with air strikes. War fatigue is growing but neither side appears ready to give ground.
In the rocky terrain of the West Bank, the quickest way to protest is picking up a stone. And if you are caught, what happens next depends on whether you are an Israeli or a Palestinian.
It's a rare love story that breaks so many boundaries in the Middle East. An Israeli and a Palestinian fought physical barriers in traveling between Jerusalem and the West Bank. They fought the Israeli-Arab cultural barriers. And they fought the social barriers of being gay.
Israel's first BrainTech conference in Tel Aviv is aimed at making Israel a neuroscience products center. One tactic: It awarded a $1 million prize and a bronze brain to a Brown University team using brain waves to move artificial limbs.
Israel isn't buying Iran's new conciliatory posture.
Aides to Israel's PM are working on a new plan to recruit college students to spread the government's message. The online public diplomacy would be conducted by about 550 kids, who wouldn't be required to identify themselves as working for the government.