Later Saturday, a silent protest and candlelight vigil organized as a social media movement aimed at uniting Jews and Arabs was expected to be held in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near U.N. headquarters.
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.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s considering a visit to Israel, despite that nation’s ongoing conflict with the militant group Hamas in Gaza.
The Security Council adopted a presidential statement just after midnight Monday in New York that urged Israel and Hamas “to accept and fully implement the humanitarian cease-fire.”
Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
Gaza residents used a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday to stock up on supplies and survey the devastation from nearly three weeks of fighting.
United Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to resume flights to Israel after a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.
In a statement Wednesday, the FAA said it is “working closely with the Government of Israel” to review new information they have provided and to determine whether safety concerns have been resolved.
“We will lift our own boycott of Turkish products when [Prime Minister] Erdogan changes his anti-Semitic course,” said CEO Morton Sloan.
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew off to Tel Aviv on the Israeli airline El Al Tuesday, as he claimed flying to Israel remains safe even though U.S. and European carriers have halted flights there.
The U.S. and European carriers decided to halt flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Ben Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv, but some carriers based outside the U.S. went on flying.
The people at Birthright Israel, which organizes 10-day youth trips to the Jewish state that are paid for by the Jewish Federation, said they’re continuing to make plans for summer excursions.
Jewish groups this week were trying to get the Metropolitan Opera to cancel an opera based on the cruise ship murder of a Jewish businessman by pro-Palestinian terrorists.
Despite an ongoing and bloody conflict, hundreds of families left the United States to immigrate to Israel on Monday afternoon.
A group of New Yorkers gathered to rally for Israel in Times Square Sunday afternoon, as the first major ground battle in two weeks between Israel and Hamas militants left dozens dead.