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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces arrests in cigarette smuggling ring (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Officials: Virginia-NY Cigarette Smuggling Ring Has Terror Links

Some of the suspects charged in a Virginia-to-New York cigarette smuggling scheme have links to top Hamas officials, authorities said.

05/16/2013

Emergency services respond to the scene of an explosion on a bus with passengers onboard on November 21, 2012 in central Tel Aviv, Israel.(credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Israeli Authorities Arrest Suspected Tel Aviv Bus Bomber

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man, from the village of Taybeh in Israel, was connected to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad militant groups.

11/22/2012

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

In this handout image supplied by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) meets U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the prime minister's office. (credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO via Getty Images)

Diplomatic Push To End Middle East Crisis Gaining Momentum

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.

11/20/2012

Protests in New York (credit: CBS 2)

Continued Violence In Middle East Sparks More Emotional Sentiments In New York

Another day of war between Israel and Hamas meant another day of protests outside the Israeli consulate on 42nd Street, where emotions ran high.

11/19/2012

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

Israeli Defence Force (IDF) soldiers arrive to an army base as some 16,000 reserve troops are drafted in, on November 16, 2012 near southern border, Israel. (credit: Yefimovich/Getty Images)

As Conflict Intensifies, So Do Fears If Israeli Invasion Of Gaza

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.

11/16/2012

A plume of smoke rises over Gaza during an Israeli air strike, as seen from Sderot on November 15, 2012 in Israel. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Protesters Take To NYC Streets As Israelis, Palestinians Move Closer To War

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.

11/15/2012

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

Ed Koch (credit: JP Yim/Getty Images); President Barack Obama (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Former Mayor Ed Koch Rips President Obama’s Israel Policy; Endorses Republican To Send Message

“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.

07/25/2011

Planes at Newark Liberty Airport

Under Suspicion: Student Challenges Laptop Seizure

Pascal Abidor, an Islamic studies doctoral student at McGill University in Montreal, fears the U.S. government will forever have its eye on him.

03/21/2011

Night vision goggles

Ex-NYC Teacher Accused In Hamas Arms Deal

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.

09/15/2010

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Recent Violence Won’t Derail Mideast Peace Talks

President Barack Obama is condemning fresh violence by the Palestinian terror group Hamas as a new round of peace talks gets underway in Washington.

09/01/2010

Sharif El-Gamal

Mosque Developer: Money Won’t Come From Iran, Hamas

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

08/27/2010

President Obama (File Photo by Jeff Haynes/Getty Images)

Obama’s Mosque Comments Ignite Political Passions

The White House is facing a continued firestorm of criticism following President Obama’s remarks about building a mosque near Ground Zero.

08/16/2010