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High school students from Syosset teamed up to raise funds for kids in need of heart surgeries around the world. (Credit: CBS2)

Long Island Teens Team Up To Bring Life Saving Surgery To Kids Around The World

Monday, marked the start of a full week of life saving heart surgeries around the world that they made possible.

05/18/2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech, on March 18, 2015, at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem following his party Likud's victory in Israel's general election. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Gives Cold Shoulder To Netanyahu’s Attempt To Make Nice

It was a stunning about face from Israel’s prime minister intended to repair relations with the United States. Only it didn’t work.

03/19/2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2015 Policy Conference, March 2, 2015 in Washington, DC (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Declares Victory In Tight Election

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared victory in tight election.

03/17/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Diana Robinson/Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

Mayor Bill De Blasio To Visit Israel This Summer

De Blasio has championed Jewish causes. He denounced anti-Semitic violence in Europe at a major New York synagogue and in a recent trip to Paris following terrorist attacks there.

03/04/2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on March 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Netanyahu In Speech To Congress: Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Paves Path To Bomb’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States and President Barack Obama for aiding Israel, but warned of the threat that Iran poses to Israel’s survival.

03/03/2015

In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee 2015 Policy Conference on March 2, 2015, in Washington. (credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer Will Attend Netanyahu Speech On Capitol Hill, Rep. Rangel Will Not

Critics have charged that House Speaker John Boehner ignored protocol by inviting Netanyahu without first consulting the president and that the speech opens the Capitol up to Israeli politics.

03/02/2015

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly September 29, 2014    (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Iran Speech In March Has Some New York Congressmen Seeing Red

There has been heated disagreement among some New York congressmen over whether to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address in Washington next month.

02/11/2015

Rep. Charles Rangel (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Rangel Wants To Meet With Israeli Envoy Over Netanyahu Capitol Hill Speech

Rangel said Israel has always been a source of bipartisan support in Congress. But some Democrats are reportedly planning to boycott next month’s speech.

02/09/2015

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (credit: Amos Ben/GPO via Getty Images)

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Looks To Strengthen Ties With Latino Community During Bronx Visit

Looking to strengthen ties between Israel and the city’s Latino community, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. welcomed the President of Israel on Wednesday.

01/28/2015

Israeli forensics examine the scene of an attack after a Palestinian man stabbed at least five people on a Tel Aviv bus on January 21, 2015. (credit: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Condemns Knife Attack Aboard Tel Aviv Bus

A knife-wielding Palestinian stabbed 11 morning commuters on and near a bus Wednesday, striking in the heart of Tel Aviv and reigniting fears of continued violence ahead of Israeli elections in March.

01/21/2015

Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

The Top 14 News Stories Of 2014

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.

12/31/2014

Pro-Israel advocates hold a protest outside the United Nations on Dec. 28, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Pro-Israel Protesters In NYC Blast Recent EU, UN Moves

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.

12/28/2014

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Travel To The Wonders Of The World

Here’s a quick guide for families to the New Seven Wonders of the World and the only surviving original Seven Wonders of the World.

10/17/2014

Anti-Islamic ads that will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances. (credit: CBS 2)

Group Sues After MTA Rejects Anti-Islamic Ad

A pro-Israel group sued the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday, asking a court to force it to accept a bus advertisement including the phrase “Hamas Killing Jews” after it was rejected on the grounds its display could incite violence.

10/01/2014

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly September 29, 2014    (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Says ISIS, Hamas ‘Branches Of Same Poisonous Tree,’ Mentions Derek Jeter In UN Address

“To say Iran doesn’t practice terrorism, is like saying Derek Jeter never played shortstop for the New York Yankees,” Netanyahu said.

09/29/2014

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