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.
The Israeli military is poised for an invasion near the Gaza border, with 75,000 reservists on standby. On Sunday, Israel vowed to expand its offensive and assassinate Hamas leaders.
The Sabbath was far from a day of rest in Israel this Saturday, as the military was poised for a ground offensive in Gaza, and protests by supporters of Israel and Palestine pressed on in New York.
The violence in the Middle East is leading to stepped up security in New York, and some frayed nerves for those with family in Israel.
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.
Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.
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Last month, following a court order, a controversial ad went up on the subway, saying, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld identified the suspect as William Hershkovitz from Poughkeepsie and said his family had been notified.
The controversial president of Iran made a final speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leaves office next year, thanks to term limits. His “last blast” at the UN lacked some of the fire of years’ past.
President Barack Obama told world leaders Tuesday that attacks on U.S. citizens in Libya “were attacks on America,” and he called on them to join in confronting the root causes of the rage across the Muslim world.
In the wake of violent uprisings abroad following the release of an anti-Islamic film, some said they are worried the ads could fan the flames here in New York City.