In a year where New York City welcomed a new mayor there have been a host of stories that have shaped the landscape of the Tri-State area, the country and the world over.
Helen Freedman, who leads the group Americans for a Safe Israel, said it’s time to stand up to the European Union. The plea comes after a top court there ruled Hamas should be taken off the terrorist list and as the EU calls for a two-state union.
“To say Iran doesn’t practice terrorism, is like saying Derek Jeter never played shortstop for the New York Yankees,” Netanyahu said.
A controversial license plate has spared fear in a neighborhood in southern Brooklyn, and the state now wants the license plates replaced.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic challenger differ on whether the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas is an issue that impacts New York.
The cease-fire was to take effect at 7 p.m. local time, but violence persisted until the last minute.
Rep. King is expected to meet with Israeli officials, and tour the tunnels as well as places hit by violence.
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.
One of the teens, 16-year-old Naftali Frankel, was an American citizen whose family is originally from Brooklyn.
The testimony was intended to establish a link between the suicide bombings of a bus and the Park Hotel in Israel and the bank accounts belonging to Hamas.
Attorneys for victims of Hamas suicide bombings from 2000 to 2004 are accusing an international bank of financing terror, sometimes allegedly running the money through a branch on Madison Avenue.
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.
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.
A new CBS News poll showed most Americans sympathize with Israel in the current conflict with Hamas, view Russia as unfriendly or an enemy, and disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of foreign affairs.
In Brooklyn’s predominantly-Russian neighborhood of Brighton Beach, residents rallied on the boardwalk in support of Israel Sunday, CBS 2’s Matt Kozar reported.