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Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to reports before flying to Israel. The former mayor insists that flying to Israel is safe despite recent rocket attacks. (Credit: CBS 2)

Ex-Mayor Bloomberg Flies To Israel On El Al Despite Ban By U.S. Carriers

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew off to Tel Aviv on the Israeli airline El Al Tuesday, as he claimed flying to Israel remains safe even though U.S. and European carriers have halted flights there.

07/22/2014

College student Heather Moskowitz took a Birthright trip to Israel despite an ongoing violent conflict. (Credit: CBS 2)

Birthright Israel Defies The Danger, Continues Free Youth Trips To Jewish State

The people at Birthright Israel, which organizes 10-day youth trips to the Jewish state that are paid for by the Jewish Federation, said they’re continuing to make plans for summer excursions.

07/22/2014

JFK Airport - Queens, NY (file / credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Authorities: Kennedy Airport Workers Busted In Alleged Baggage Theft Ring

Video shows the suspects rifling through luggage and pocketing items on planes that were making regular flights between Kennedy Airport and Israel.

08/30/2013

A security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Fake Bomb Fiasco, Knives Back On Planes Making TSA Hot Seat Flammable

The head of the Transportation Safety Administration faced tough questions from lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Thursday about his plan to allow some knives back on planes. And that’s not all.

03/14/2013

Israeli airliner EL-AL aircrafts (Photo credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

El Al To Honor All Tickets Purchased In Pricing Glitch

In all, about 5,000 tickets were sold before the error was fixed. El Al blamed an outside contractor for the mistake.

08/09/2012

An El Al 747 flies over New Jersey (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Website Glitch Offers El Al Passengers Massive Airfare Bargain

A glitch on the website for Israeli airline El Al posted airfares for about 75 percent off this week. And some very lucky travelers got in on the deal before the airline fixed it. New York-to-Tel Aviv fares typically go for $1,600 to $1,900.

08/08/2012

Newark Airport

Sources: 5 Security Lapses At Newark Liberty In Last Month

A number of security lapses at Newark Liberty International Airport in just the last month have many questioning if the airport is safe.

02/15/2011