The Canadian contribution to Afghanistan has generally received little attention, even though there are 2,500 Canadian troops in Afghanistan, mostly in the dangerous southern areas. The latest casualties are likely to increase the debate in Canada over their commitment to the war. In a Worldfocus Signature story, Martin Himel takes a look at Canada's war role.
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There is no sign that the building of Israeli settlements will cease. Economic and ideological settlers continue to flock to the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Himel visits both sides of the wall dividing an Israeli settlement and a Palestinian refugee camp.
In Israel, the rabbinical courts decide when couples can marry and divorce. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Himel speaks with Orthodox Jewish women who are protesting the Jewish law that states husbands must consent to divorce.
The high-tech industry has become the backbone of Israel's economy with 46 percent of exports coming from the industrial high tech sector. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Himel takes a look at the businesses and entrepreneurial players of the Middle East's Silicon Valley.
The prudent stewardship of Canadian banks in avoiding risky loans meant that they never required a government bailout. But the U.S.'s economic woes are spilling across the border and affecting Canadian big business. Canadians are blaming their own government and clamoring for help.
Israel's robust film industry is funded primarily with state grants, even though the themes can be highly critical of the government and at odds with conventional Israeli values. Many films explore issues from recent Israeli military history.