Benjamin Netanyahu

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

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)

Netanyahu Blasts UN As ‘House Of Lies,’ Implores Abbas To Drop Application, Resume Talks

There was a dramatic and defiant move at the United Nations on Friday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sidestepped two decades of failed negotiations and surged ahead with demands for Palestinian statehood.

09/23/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and National September 11 Memorial Museum President Joe Daniels visit names of Israeli citizens at the 9/11 Memorial, September 22, 2011 (Photo Credit: Kristen Artz)

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Bloomberg Visit World Trade Center Memorial

The two spent about 40 minutes at the memorial Thursday night.

09/23/2011

(credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Abbas Backs Down, Won’t Call For Immediate Vote On Palestinian Statehood

President Obama said in public what he is also saying in private — that a Palestinian state can only be achieved by the Israelis and Palestinians going to the bargaining table and tackling the hard questions that face them.

09/21/2011

Flags of Israel, Palestine and U.S.

Israel Floats ‘Interim Solution’ Proposal At UN To Stem Palestinian Statehood Tension

The Israeli proposal would allow the Palestinians to establish a state within existing borders in Gaza and the West Bank and deal with all the tough stuff later.

09/20/2011

Flags of Israel, Palestine and U.S.

Palestinians, Israelis Just A Week Away From UN Confrontation

On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared he’ll travel here, to fight a Palestinian bid for United Nations membership as President Barack Obama tried to defuse a difficult situation.

09/15/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg presides over a bill signing - May 24, 2011 (credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Obama’s Position On Israel Could Cost Him Support Of Mayor Bloomberg

With former mayor Ed Koch saying he cannot vote to re-elect Obama unless the president changes his recent stands on Israel, Bloomberg was asked whether it was a litmus test for him as well.

05/25/2011

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House - Washington, DC - May 20, 2011 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Protest Held At Israeli Consulate In Response To Obama Middle East Speech

While President Obama was meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Washington, a protest was held at the Israeli consulate in Midtown Manhattan.

05/20/2011

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