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  • In Israel, a push to learn Arabic

    The current decline in the study of Arabic in Israeli schools could compromise coexistence efforts and the military's ability to gather intelligence. But one program is countering that trend.

  • Supreme Court orders judicial solution to Congress-State dispute on Jerusalem

    Is Jerusalem part of Israel? In a case concerning a US citizen's birth certificate, the Supreme Court said a federal court should rule on an issue that has divided Congress and the State Department. 

  • Religious trash talk goes mainstream in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Religious fundamentalists are gaining greater influence on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, complicating peace efforts.

  • Gilad Shalit: Why does he matter so much?

    Gilad Shalit: Why does he matter so much?

    Gilad Shalit was kidnapped by Hamas fighters more than five years ago, sparking outrage across Israel. Now he's set to be freed in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

  • Daniel Stein, Interpreter

    Daniel Stein, Interpreter

    Russian writer Ludmila Ulitskaya creates a novel from the real-life story of a Holocaust survivor who became a monk.

  • For Arab and Jew, a new beginning

    Opinion For Arab and Jew, a new beginning

    After generations of strife, the holy land yearns for people with heart and vision to think in a different way, to heal in a new way, and to make real the vision for a just peace.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 04/06

    Greens/European Free Alliance French members hold crossed nuclear signs and others with wind turbines at the beginning of a debate on the implications of Japan's Fukushima disaster on nuclear safety in Europe during a session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.

  • Flotilla aid fails to deliver in Gaza

    Flotilla aid fails to deliver in Gaza

    As much as 60 percent of the aid was damaged or otherwise unusable. Some still hasn't been distributed.

  • In Pictures Christmas lights

    South Korean Christians sing a hymn in front of a Christmas tree on top of the Aegibong Peak Observatory just south of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas in Gimpo, South Korea, on Dec. 21. South Korean military allowed Christians to erect a Christmas tree on top of the observatory controlled by South Korean marines, which is located about 1.9 miles south of North Korean territory, while the North warned against it, according to local media.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 12/13

    South Korean postmen dressed as Santa Claus leave the post office headquarters on motorbikes to deliver Christmas gifts to poor people for their charity campaign in Seoul, South Korea. The campaign involves about 50 postmen.