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Israel, Hamas Agree To Open-Ended Cease Fire In Gaza

The cease-fire was to take effect at 7 p.m. local time, but violence persisted until the last minute.

13 hours ago

A soldier's glove sits draped over artillery shells near the Israeli-Gaza border on July 19, 2014 near Sderot, Israel.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYU Calls Off Fall Study Programs In Israel Over Security Concerns

Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, raising concerns that schools may be overreacting.

08/21/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Cuomo Meets With Prime Minister Netanyahu In Israel

The prime minister took time out of his schedule to meet with Cuomo just hours before a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was set to expire.

08/13/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo, New York Officials To Visit Israel Tuesday

Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein will travel to Israel on Tuesday for a two-day visit.

08/10/2014

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators march to U.N. headquarters on Aug. 9, 2014 (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Pro-Palestinian Protesters March To U.N. Headquarters

Later Saturday, a silent protest and candlelight vigil organized as a social media movement aimed at uniting Jews and Arabs was expected to be held in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near U.N. headquarters.

08/09/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Netanyahu Invites Gov. Cuomo To Israel; Hamas Absorbs Heavy Bombardment

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s considering a visit to Israel, despite that nation’s ongoing conflict with the militant group Hamas in Gaza.

07/29/2014

A man carries a United State and an Israeli flag during a 'New York Stands with Israel' rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across from the United Nations on July 28, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD Estimates 10,000 Strong On Hand For Pro-Israel Rally Near United Nations

The Security Council adopted a presidential statement just after midnight Monday in New York that urged Israel and Hamas “to accept and fully implement the humanitarian cease-fire.”

07/28/2014

Tensions Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border

For Some New Yorkers Mideast Conflict Has Become Personal

Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

07/27/2014

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Israel To Extend Gaza Cease-Fire For 24 Hours; Hamas Rejects Truce Extension Proposal

Gaza residents used a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday to stock up on supplies and survey the devastation from nearly three weeks of fighting.

07/26/2014

U.S. carriers at Ben Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mixed Reaction To FAA Decision To Cancel U.S.-Based Flights To Israel

The U.S. and European carriers decided to halt flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Ben Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv, but some carriers based outside the U.S. went on flying.

07/22/2014

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New Yorkers Rally For Israel On Day Of Brutal Mideast Violence

A group of New Yorkers gathered to rally for Israel in Times Square Sunday afternoon, as the first major ground battle in two weeks between Israel and Hamas militants left dozens dead.

07/20/2014

More than two dozen New York elected officials rally at City Hall in support of Israel. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NY Elected Officials Hold Rally For Israel As Pro-Palestinian Protesters Stage Counter-Demonstration

More than two dozen New York elected officials have been rallying at City Hall in support of Israel. Nearly 100 pro-Palestinian protesters staged a counter-demonstration outside the City Hall gates.

07/14/2014

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New York Area Families Grow Concerned As Crisis In The Middle East Escalates

The fighting showed no signs of slowing, despite international calls for a cease-fire and growing concerns about the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza.

07/13/2014

Israelis hold Israeli flags along the road of the funeral procession of Gilad Shaer, 16, on July 1, 2014 in Hashmonaim settelment, West Bank. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

As Israel Buries Teens And World Mourns, Airstrikes Target Hamas

Hundreds of people participated in separate memorial services in the hometowns of the three teens — Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel ahead of a joint funeral.

07/01/2014

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

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