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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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Morton Williams Supermarket Boycotts Turkish Food Products In Support Of Israel

“We will lift our own boycott of Turkish products when [Prime Minister] Erdogan changes his anti-Semitic course,” said CEO Morton Sloan.

07/23/2014

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to reports before flying to Israel. The former mayor insists that flying to Israel is safe despite recent rocket attacks. (Credit: CBS 2)

Ex-Mayor Bloomberg Flies To Israel On El Al Despite Ban By U.S. Carriers

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.

07/22/2014

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

Mixed Reaction To FAA Decision To Cancel U.S.-Based Flights To Israel

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.

07/22/2014

College student Heather Moskowitz took a Birthright trip to Israel despite an ongoing violent conflict. (Credit: CBS 2)

Birthright Israel Defies The Danger, Continues Free Youth Trips To Jewish State

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.

07/22/2014

Protesters demonstrate against a production of 'The Death of KIinghoffer' at the Metropolitan Opera House. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Protesters Demand That Met Opera Cancel Show Some Call Anti-Semitic

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.

07/22/2014

Nearly 400 people from across the U.S. and Canada left to immigrate to Israel on Monday, July 21. (Credit: CBS 2)

Nearly 400 People Take Off From JFK To Immigrate To Israel

Despite an ongoing and bloody conflict, hundreds of families left the United States to immigrate to Israel on Monday afternoon.

07/21/2014

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New Yorkers Rally For Israel On Day Of Brutal Mideast Violence

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.

07/20/2014

More than two dozen New York elected officials rally at City Hall in support of Israel. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NY Elected Officials Hold Rally For Israel As Pro-Palestinian Protesters Stage Counter-Demonstration

More than two dozen New York elected officials have been rallying at City Hall in support of Israel. Nearly 100 pro-Palestinian protesters staged a counter-demonstration outside the City Hall gates.

07/14/2014

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New York Area Families Grow Concerned As Crisis In The Middle East Escalates

The fighting showed no signs of slowing, despite international calls for a cease-fire and growing concerns about the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza.

07/13/2014

Dueling protests by supporters of Israel and Palestine were held near the Israeli Consulate at 800 Second Ave. on Wednesday, July 9. Both groups called for peace in the Middle East. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dueling Protest Groups Outside Israeli Consulate Call For Mideast Peace

Demonstrators on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict gathered to make their voices heard at the Israeli Consulate on the East Side Wednesday.

07/09/2014

Israeli security forces point their weapons toward Palestinian protestors during clashes in Shuafat neighborhood in Israeli-annexed Arab East Jerusalem, on July 2, 2014, after a Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and killed in an apparent act of revenge for the murder by militants of three Israeli youths.  (Photo credit AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Suspected Revenge Killing For Murder Of 3 Israeli Teens Sparks Jerusalem Clashes

Tensions have mounted between Israel and the Palestinians after the bodies of three Israeli teens were found in the West Bank more than two weeks after they went missing.

07/02/2014

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

Hundreds Gather At Israeli Consulate, Demand Release Of Kidnapped Teens

The desperate search for three missing Israeli teenagers sparked a rally on the East Side on Sunday.

06/22/2014

Brooklyn Mideast Vigil

Officials, Leaders Hold Vigil In Brooklyn For 3 Boys Kidnapped In West Bank

A candlelight vigil was held in Brooklyn Tuesday night, in prayer for the safe the safe return of three teens kidnapped in the West Bank last week.

06/18/2014

In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), Pope Francis prays at the Western Wall, on May 26, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. Pope Francis arrived in Israel on Sunday afternoon, a day after landing in the Middle East for his first visit to the Holy Land. During his visit to the West Bank the Pontiff addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as "unacceptable" and urged both sides to find courage in seeking a peaceful solution. (Photo by Kobi Gideon - GPO /Getty Images)

Pope Announces Zero Tolerance Policy For Sex Abusers, Plans To Meet With Victims

In the midst of a whirlwind, three-day trip to the Holy Land, Pope Francis prayed Monday at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

05/26/2014

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