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Bill Maher tweet on Mideast conflict (Credit: CBS 2)

Celebrities’ Comments On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Spark Controversy

The crisis in the Middle East has many celebrities around the world weighing in on the conflict, but their comments have also sparked plenty of controversy.

08/04/2014

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators gather on 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Midtown (Credit: CBS 2)

Pro-Palestinian Rally Held In Midtown

Demonstrators could be seen lining Seventh Avenue just south of 42nd Street near Times Square. The rally stretched for several blocks.

07/25/2014

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

Pope Francis prays at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on May 25, 2014, in Jerusalem, Israel. (Credit: Getty Images)

Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Accept Pope’s Vatican Invitation

Pope Francis took a dramatic plunge Sunday into Mideast politics while on his Holy Land pilgrimage, receiving an acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to visit him at the Vatican next month to discuss embattled peace efforts.

05/25/2014

Pope Francis Visits Assisi

Pope Frances Embarks On Trip To Middle East

The pope started his historic trip to the Middle East, arriving first in Jordan.

05/24/2014

JERUSALEM, -:  (FILES) -- File pictured taken 04 January 2006. (Credit:AFP PHOTO/POOL/ELIANA APONTE )

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Dies At 85

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.

01/11/2014

(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Falling Fuel Prices Could Mean Lower Home Heating Costs

Fuel Prices are falling and home owners may be in a position to cash in on the lowest oil heating prices all year.

11/15/2013

U.S. Embassies closed on Sunday. (credit: CBS 2)

International Travelers Urged To Take Precautions Amid Terror Warning

CBS News has learned that U.S. intelligence suggests that al Qaeda or one of its affiliates has a major plot under way. What they don’t know is the date, time or exact target.

08/04/2013

Jalalabad Bombing

Bomber Strikes Consulate In Afghanistan Amid Travel Warning

The Indian consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, was struck by a suicide bomber overnight – amid warnings against American targets and travel warnings for American citizens.

08/03/2013

American Muslims For Palestine Billboard (Photo: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

Pro-Palestinian Group Unveils New Metro-North Ads Calling For End To ‘Israeli Apartheid’

New ads to soon run at Metro-North stations call on the U.S. to stop aid to Israel.

03/26/2013

President Barack Obama talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 21, 2013, the second day of Obama's three-day trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Meets With Abbas, Says U.S. Still Committed To A 2-State Solution

On the second day of his visit to the Middle East, President Barack Obama was greeted by the president of the Palestinian Authority, and rockets were fired by militants into a southern Israeli town.

03/21/2013

President Barack Obama was scheduled to leave for the Middle East on March 18, 2013. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Set To Begin ‘Charm Offensive’ In The Middle East

President Barack Obama left for the Middle East on Tuesday evening. He’s on a mission to charm the Israelis into making peace concessions and to find some way to peacefully stop Iran from building a bomb.

03/19/2013

Obama-Netanyahu

President Obama To Make Several Symbolic Gestures During Trip To Israel

It’s one of the first things President Barack Obama will see when he touches down in Israel next week, one of the Iron Dome missile batteries used to blow Palestinian rockets out of the sky.

03/13/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at an interfaith vigil on December 16, 2012 at Newtown High School, Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Biden: Obama Prepared To Do Whatever’s Necessary To Prevent Iran From Getting Bomb

As President Barack Obama continued preparations for his first trip to Israel as commander in chief, there was a shift in tactics Monday.

03/04/2013

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