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The Israeli honor guard carry the coffin during a state memorial service for Israel's former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at Israel's parliament, the Knesset on January 13, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Israel Says Its Final Farewell To Ariel Sharon

Hundreds of Israeli VIPs and international dignitaries attended a state memorial ceremony for the late Ariel Sharon on Monday.

01/13/2014

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with Secretary of State John Kerry on Nov. 24, 2013, in Geneva. (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer: Iran Pact ‘Does Not Seem Proportional’

There’s mixed reaction to the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran, and Sen. Charles Schumer has joined the chorus of critics.

11/24/2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry announces that he has selected former US ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, to head the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks,  July 29, 2013.  (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli, Palestinian Talks To Resume Amid Deep Skepticism

Secretary of State John Kerry appointed a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, to shepherd Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that begin Monday evening in Washington.

07/29/2013

President Barack Obama is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an official welcoming ceremony on his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport on March, 20, 2013 near Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Marc Israel Sellem-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Vows Unwavering Support, Says U.S. ‘Stands With Israel’

Putting aside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration that he will go it alone in the defense of Israel if he has too, the normal tensions with President Barack Obama seemed to have been wiped away.

03/20/2013

The United Nations (file/credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

UN Votes To Recognize State Of Palestine; U.S. & Israel Voice Displeasure

The U.N. General Assembly has voted by a more than two-thirds majority to recognize the state of Palestine.

11/29/2012

A Palestinian man gets ready to throw a stone towards Israeli border police (unseen) in the West Bank city of Hebron on November 21, 2012 (Photo credit: HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

Gaza Cease-Fire Agreement Reached Between Israel, Hamas

Celebrations erupted in the streets of Gaza on Wednesday, moments after a cease-fire was announced. The agreement gave Egypt the responsibility of guaranteeing the peace.

11/21/2012

In this handout image supplied by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) meets U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the prime minister's office. (credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO via Getty Images)

Diplomatic Push To End Middle East Crisis Gaining Momentum

Earlier Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the region, renewing America’s commitment to Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at her side.

11/20/2012

A plume of smoke rises over Gaza during an Israeli air strike, as seen from Sderot on November 15, 2012 in Israel. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Protesters Take To NYC Streets As Israelis, Palestinians Move Closer To War

The NYPD had the entire area around the Israeli consulate blocked off Thursday night. There was also increased security at Israeli government facilities and synagogues all over the city.

11/15/2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu Warns World Iran Is Close To Crossing His ‘Red Line’

He wanted to get the world’s attention and he did it with a simple diagram that could be shown in elementary schools, only to the Israeli prime minister there was nothing elementary about the stakes at hand — stopping Iran from getting the bomb.

09/27/2012

Gov. Chris Christie and his wife Mary Pat at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Israel - Apr 3, 2012 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Christie: No Time Wasted In Israel; Arab Group: Trip Was ‘One-Sided’

The first-term Republican says his first foreign trip was designed to tout business and trade opportunities in New Jersey for Israelis. It also helped him get a better grasp of the unique security challenges facing the volatile region

04/12/2012

In this handout image provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), US-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel, 27, is greeted by his mother Irene after he was freed by Egypt as part of an exchange deal, at Ben Gurion airport, October 27, 2011 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (credit: GPO via Getty Images)

Queens Law Student Ilan Grapel Freed By Egypt After Being Held On Spying Charges

Grapel, a 27-year-old law student accused of spying in Egypt, had a dramatic reunion with his family in Israel after another prisoner swap.

10/27/2011

Ilan Grapel (file / credit: Facebook)

Egypt To Free Jailed U.S.-Israeli Citizen Ilan Grapel From Queens

A law student from Queens being held as a spy in Egypt will soon be released as part of another deal involving Israel to swap prisoners. After four months of worry, Daniel Grapel’s wish is finally coming true.

10/24/2011

Gilad Shalit (file / credit: Free Gilad Shalit)

Tri-State Area Jews Celebrate Pending Release Of Hostage Gilad Shalit

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was captured by Hamas in 2006 and now his release is expected within days. That has the Jewish community around the world, and in the Tri-State Area, overjoyed.

10/12/2011

Hank Williams, Jr. at an event for Sarah Palin in 2008. (credit: Mark Hirsch/Getty Images)

Hank Williams Jr. Responds To Controversial Obama Analogy In New Song

And after referring to the country as the “United Socialist States of America,” Williams sings “I’ll keep the USA and y’all can keep the change,” an apparent reference to President’s 2008 campaign slogan.

10/10/2011

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)/Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

UN Security Council Meets To Discuss Palestinian Statehood, Lobbying Continues

The United Nations Security Council took the first steps in considering the Palestinian’s request for statehood, meeting behind closed doors on Monday on the controversial bid. The arm twisting has begun.

09/26/2011

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