Compared to other regions, the Arab world has been experiencing one of the fastest population growth rates -- over 2% per year -- which has led to more than its doubling within the last 30 years. Worldfocus discusses Middle Eastern demographics with Patrick Gerland, a demographer at the United Nations Population Division.
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One of the world's holiest cities is also one of the most divided. For more on Jerusalem's unique situation, Worldfocus spoke with Hussein Ibish, a senior fellow at the American Task Force for Palestine, a non-profit dedicated to a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is in Washington for high-level talks with Obama administration officials. But Egypt's future is murky. Salameh Nematt of The Daily Beast discusses U.S.-Egyptian relations.
Worldfocus contributor Jen Marlowe is traveling throughout Israel and Palestine. She describes exploring the destroyed village of Zakariyya with Sami Al Jundi, a Palestinian acquaintance whose mother fled the village during the 1948 war. A Jewish community now resides in the town, whose name was changed to Zekharya.
The 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, a musical competition between countries scheduled to take place in May, has recently incited debate in Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Israel and the Arab world due to edgy lyrics and controversial participants.
The history of conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors is well-documented. A story told not nearly as often is the relationship between Arabs and Jews within Israel, as approximately one in five Israelis is Arab.