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Israeli teens Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel (who is an American citizen) and Eyal Yifrach .(credit: CBS 2)

Hamas Admits Kidnapping, Killing Israeli Teens

One of the teens, 16-year-old Naftali Frankel, was an American citizen whose family is originally from Brooklyn.

08/21/2014

This Palestinian flag was unfurled on the span of the Manhattan Bridge during a protest march on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (Credit: L. Mazzei)

Police Investigate After Palestinian Protest Flag Is Unfurled On Manhattan Bridge

Police were investigating Wednesday evening after pro-Palestinian groups unfurled a political protest flag on the span of the Manhattan Bridge.

08/20/2014

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Terror Expert Testifies In Case Against Arab Bank of Beirut In Connection With Bombings In Israel

The testimony was intended to establish a link between the suicide bombings of a bus and the Park Hotel in Israel and the bank accounts belonging to Hamas.

08/18/2014

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Cuomo, State Delegation Home After ‘Unity Mission’ In Israel

A New York delegation led by Gov. Cuomo returned from its two-day “unity mission” to Israel Friday morning.

08/15/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Cuomo Meets With Prime Minister Netanyahu In Israel

The prime minister took time out of his schedule to meet with Cuomo just hours before a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was set to expire.

08/13/2014

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Gov. Cuomo, Top State Legislators Head To Israel For ‘Unity Mission’

Cuomo says with Israel under increasing threat and antisemitic incidents on the rise, the time is now to make the state’s commitment clear.

08/12/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo, New York Officials To Visit Israel Tuesday

Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein will travel to Israel on Tuesday for a two-day visit.

08/10/2014

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators march to U.N. headquarters on Aug. 9, 2014 (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Pro-Palestinian Protesters March To U.N. Headquarters

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.

08/09/2014

A man carries a United State and an Israeli flag during a 'New York Stands with Israel' rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across from the United Nations on July 28, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News Poll: Most Americans Sympathize With Israel In Conflict

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.

08/06/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Netanyahu Invites Gov. Cuomo To Israel; Hamas Absorbs Heavy Bombardment

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.

07/29/2014

A man carries a United State and an Israeli flag during a 'New York Stands with Israel' rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across from the United Nations on July 28, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD Estimates 10,000 Strong On Hand For Pro-Israel Rally Near United Nations

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.”

07/28/2014

Tensions Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border

For Some New Yorkers Mideast Conflict Has Become Personal

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.

07/27/2014

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Israel To Extend Gaza Cease-Fire For 24 Hours; Hamas Rejects Truce Extension Proposal

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.

07/26/2014

U.S. carriers at Ben Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv. (Credit: CBS 2)

United Airlines 1st US Carrier To Resume Flights To Israel After FAA Lifts Ban

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.

07/24/2014

People stand in the Delta Airlines terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport July 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Has Strong Words For FAA Amid Ban On U.S. Flights To Israel

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.

07/23/2014

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