World headlines showed a mix of emotions – but a lot of common ground on how much impact this may have on prospects for peace.
Now in its 30th year Search for Common Ground uses a variety of methods, including TV soap operas, to build peace and avoid conflict in 30 countries around the world.
As expected, Republican presidential candidates courting the Jewish vote made mention Wednesday of Israel and Iran, but experts say it's unrealistic to expect they'll make major inroads on Jewish support for Obama.
Common ground for two very different nations found by Human Rights Watch.
Obama was no doubt mindful of Jewish voters in giving his Middle East speech. He'll need to work hard to win their backing again in 2012, and many are skeptical of his support for Israel.
Freida Pinto, the Indian actress of Slumdog Millionaire fame, plays a Palestinian teen in Miral, a movie its distributor says 'they tried to stop.'
As its economic clout rises, Germany sheds its postwar identity, becoming more assertive in Europe and the world.
The move follows Brazil days earlier, though some Jewish leaders say they worry about a copycat phenomenon that could be 'counter-productive' to the peace process.