Senate Committee Approves David Friedman, President Trump's Pick For US Ambassador To IsraelA Republican-led Senate committee on Thursday narrowly approved the nomination of the combative lawyer selected by President Donald Trump to be ambassador to Israel, brushing aside concerns that David Friedman lacked the temperament for such a critical diplomatic post.
Cuomo Denounces Anti-Semitic Attacks During Trip To IsraelAccording to the Governor's office, the panel will work together on issues like economy, trade, security, education and culture.
Gov. Cuomo Heads To Israel To Strengthen Ties With Jewish CommunityBefore his departure, the governor took part in a round table discussion with Jewish leaders at the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan.
Gov. Cuomo Set To Visit Israel In Support Of Jewish CommunityCuomo announced the trip Wednesday during a speech to Orthodox Jewish students, parents and teachers advocating at the Capitol for increased funding for religious schools.
Five Towns Residents Stand Behind Friedman As He Faces Confirmation HearingsStudents at a Lawrence yeshiva were glued to their televisions watching a man they consider a hometown hero.
Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing On Ambassador To Israel Pick David FriedmanAs the Senate holds a confirmation hearing Thursday on the nomination of David Friedman, he could face grilling about his ties to Beit El, a community north of Jerusalem located in the heart of the occupied territory Palestinians demand for an independent state.
Palestinian President Willing To Work With Trump Towards PeaceAbbas thanked the U.S. for its U.N. abstention vote last week, which allowed the Security Council to adopt a resolution declaring Israeli settlements in territory claimed by Palestinians illegal.
Tensions Rise Following Kerry's UN Speech On Middle East PeaceIsrael is angry the U.S. allowed a resolution to pass in the United Nations Security Council calling settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank a "flagrant violation'' of international law.
Obama Talks Legacy Amidst Criticism In Wake Of UN Israel Settlement VoteIn a stunning decision Friday, the Obama administration moved to allow the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution condemning Israeli settlements as illegal.
Israel Summons U.S. Ambassador After U.N. Vote On Israeli SettlementsIsrael pressed forward with promises of retaliation and damage control Sunday following a U.N. vote last week on an anti-settlement resolution that passed thanks to an abstention by the U.S., Israel's close ally.
Despite Pressure From Trump, U.S. Refuses To Veto U.N. Resolution On Israeli SettlementsThere was pressure from the president-elect and lobbying from Israel, but in the end, the United States broke a longstanding tradition.
Obama, Clintons, Cuomo To Attend Funeral For Shimon PeresA former aide to Shimon Peres says his body will lie in state at the Knesset, or Israeli parliament, on Thursday before the state funeral at the country's national cemetery in Jerusalem on Friday.

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