Some of the suspects charged in a Virginia-to-New York cigarette smuggling scheme have links to top Hamas officials, authorities said.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man, from the village of Taybeh in Israel, was connected to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad militant groups.
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.
Earlier Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the region, renewing America’s commitment to Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at her side.
Another day of war between Israel and Hamas meant another day of protests outside the Israeli consulate on 42nd Street, where emotions ran high.
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.
A Palestinian rocket targeted Tel Aviv on the third day of an Israeli military operation against militants in the Gaza Strip. Sirens wailed across the city Friday afternoon shortly before the explosion sounded out.
The NYPD had the entire area around the Israeli consulate blocked off Thursday night. There was also increased security at Israeli government facilities and synagogues all over the city.
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.
“I disagree with him on the way he views the State of Israel and what I perceive to be his hostility,” Koch said, referring to the President.
Pascal Abidor, an Islamic studies doctoral student at McGill University in Montreal, fears the U.S. government will forever have its eye on him.
A former New York City high school teacher has been busted in an undercover sting. Investigators say he was trying to sell arms overseas to be used against Jews.
President Barack Obama is condemning fresh violence by the Palestinian terror group Hamas as a new round of peace talks gets underway in Washington.
On Friday night the mastermind developer of one of the most controversial mosque projects in recent memory broke his silence. In the face of growing opposition, Sharif El-Gamal defended his plans to build an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero
The White House is facing a continued firestorm of criticism following President Obama’s remarks about building a mosque near Ground Zero.