Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85.
The Democratic nominee for New York City mayor also sent his condolences over the loss of Rabbi Yosef. Bill de Blasio praised the influential rabbi, saying “his wisdom, charity and sensitivity were legendary.”
The president of Israel has invited New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire to play for the country’s national basketball team because of his ties to Judaism.
The victim of what a court said was Iranian terrorism wants that country’s leader to pay up, at least in part.
Speaking Friday on his weekly WOR radio show, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said reaction from an anti-Islam film is “exactly what you should have expected.”
Commonly referred to as “what goes around, comes around’, the Republicans are finding plenty to take shots at as the Democrats conduct their week in the ‘often dubious’ political spotlight called “the Convention”.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and plans to visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall during his week-long trip.
New York’s archbishop wrapped up his trip to Israel and the Holy Land with an exclusive interview with CBS 2. For Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, it was an emotional pilgrimage.
Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan made an emotional visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust museum, and CBS 2 had the only camera there. It was all part of the New York archbishop’s week-long Holy Land visit.
Mark Rylance won his second Tony Award. And, for a second time, left people baffled. The British-born actor won the leading actor Tony on Sunday for playing Johnny “Rooster” Byron in Jez Butterworth’s “Jerusalem.”
The profane and hysterical “The Book of Mormon” took an early lead at the Tony Awards, snagging honors Sunday for best book, best direction of a musical, best featured actress and two technical awards.
A World War I epic from the National Theater of Great Britain, “War Horse” has won the Tony Award for best play.
With former mayor Ed Koch saying he cannot vote to re-elect Obama unless the president changes his recent stands on Israel, Bloomberg was asked whether it was a litmus test for him as well.