A Swell Of Elections In Post-Arab Spring Middle East
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Israel's Arabic Citizens Plan Election Boycott
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'Prophet School' Trains A New Generation In Israel
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Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and then-presidential candidate Barack Obama in Amman, Jordan, in 2008. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hagel Would Be First Former Enlisted Soldier To Run Pentagon
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Sifting Through Conspiracy: A Look At Yasser Arafat's Death
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A man worships at the synagogue in Bello using a prayer book, the Siddur Birkat Shelomo, in which Spanish, Hebrew and phonetic versions are offered. Paul Smith for NPR hide caption

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'Lost Jews' Of Colombia Say They've Found Their Roots
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Political And Military Pressure Tightens On Damascus
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In Nigeria, 'A Very Jewish ... Very African' Community
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Arab-American Comedienne: No Apology For Jokes
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U.S.-Israeli Relations Remain Complicated
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Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal (left) and Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh wave during a news conference upon Meshaal's arrival at Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday. Suhaib Salem /AP hide caption

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Young Gazans Brave Fear To Welcome Hamas Leader
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Hamas Prepares For Major Event In Gaza Strip
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