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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

Israeli security forces point their weapons toward Palestinian protestors during clashes in Shuafat neighborhood in Israeli-annexed Arab East Jerusalem, on July 2, 2014, after a Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and killed in an apparent act of revenge for the murder by militants of three Israeli youths.  (Photo credit AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Suspected Revenge Killing For Murder Of 3 Israeli Teens Sparks Jerusalem Clashes

Tensions have mounted between Israel and the Palestinians after the bodies of three Israeli teens were found in the West Bank more than two weeks after they went missing.

07/02/2014

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

Israeli men inspect the damage caused to a house by a rocket launched by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in the southern Israeli town of Ofakim on November 18, 2012 (credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images) | Palestinian firefighters extinguish a blaze following an Israeli air strike on the Gaza City tower housing Palestinian and international media (credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Cease-Fire Possible? Israel & Hamas Open To Diplomatic Solution, But Far Apart In Demands

An Israeli official said Israel hoped to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis as well and signaled Egypt was likely to play a key role in enforcing any truce.

11/19/2012

Rocket Hits Building In Southern Israel (credit: CBS 2)

Palestinian Supporters Hold Anti-Israel Demonstration In Times Square

The Israeli military is poised for an invasion near the Gaza border, with 75,000 reservists on standby. On Sunday, Israel vowed to expand its offensive and assassinate Hamas leaders.

11/18/2012

Ilan Grapel (file / credit: Facebook)

Queens Family Hopes Son Ilan Grapel Will Be Released From Egypt

On the heels of Gilad Shalit returning home after spending five years in a Hamas prison, a second Israeli prisoner swap was being negotiated on Tuesday, one that hits real close to home.

10/18/2011

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