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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

President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas delivers his address on September 25, 2010 during the 65th session of the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian President Talks Mideast Peace At U.N.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the Mideast peace process in his speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday.

09/25/2010

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad’s Speech Leads To U.S. Walkout

President Obama came to the U.N. to deliver a stern warning to Iranian President Ahmadinejad, who also had some choice words for the United States.

09/23/2010

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Recent Violence Won’t Derail Mideast Peace Talks

President Barack Obama is condemning fresh violence by the Palestinian terror group Hamas as a new round of peace talks gets underway in Washington.

09/01/2010

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