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An Israeli flag is seen in front of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim

Security zones being used to seize Palestinian land

IDF turning blind eye as settlers take over private land to expand communities for reserves or agriculture.

Hamas' armed wing spokesman (center) speaking during a news conference in Gaza City in July 2014.

How Hamas holds onto power in Gaza

SPECIAL MULTIMEDIA PROJECT: The Israeli siege makes suppression by Hamas even more effective, because there’s nowhere to escape to.

An image grab taken from a video made available by Jihadist media outlet Welayat Homs

The true winner in Syria: Iran

The gruesome images coming out of Syria make it hard to imagine it in such terms, but Tehran sees Damascus as an investment.

Jewish pilgrims at the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in Uman.

Hasids and sex workers: Prayer and pleasure in Uman

It isn’t only Hasidim who travel to Uman for the High Holy Days. Come Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot, prostitutes also pack onto the trains in Kiev, to help local professionals meet demand.