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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.

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Israel Rally

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

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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

Jonathan Pollard

CBS 2 Exclusive: Proposed Spy Release ‘Sweetener’ For Middle East Peace Plan?

A stunning development has surfaced in the Middle East, as the U.S. has offered to free convicted spy Jonathan Pollard in an effort to kickstart peace talks.

04/01/2014

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

Mayor Michael Bloomberg  (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Sides With Academic Freedom In Controversial Brooklyn College Event

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is speaking up for the cause of academic freedom amid controversy over an event at a public college.

02/06/2013

Israeli men inspect the damage caused to a house by a rocket launched by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in the southern Israeli town of Ofakim on November 18, 2012 (credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images) | Palestinian firefighters extinguish a blaze following an Israeli air strike on the Gaza City tower housing Palestinian and international media (credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Cease-Fire Possible? Israel & Hamas Open To Diplomatic Solution, But Far Apart In Demands

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.

11/19/2012

Israel Protest

Protesters On Both Sides Call For Peace As Tensions Heat Up In Israel

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.

11/17/2012

MTA pro-Israel ad

Controversial Pro-Israel Subway Ads Immediately Defaced, Stamped As Hate Speech

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.

09/25/2012

MTA pro-Israel ad

Fed Judge Rules In Favor Of Attack Ads At MTA Stations Targeting Radical Muslims

A legal fight over freedom of speech is spilling into New York’s subway tunnels. A sign about “Jihad” is set to debut next week. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it crosses the line, but a judge disagrees.

09/19/2012

This ad that is appearing at 50 Metro-North stations is being called offensive by some in the Jewish community. (credit: CBS 2)

Dueling Posters Over Israel, Palestine Now Dot Metro-North Platforms

A pro-Palestinian ad at one train platform has ignited a battle of sorts. Now both sides in the Arab-Israeli conflict are targeting Metro-North train platforms with their side of the story.

08/02/2012

Mitt Romney at 10 Downing Street (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney’s Terrible Foreign Trip

Mitt’s terrible foreign trip isn’t just bad press and a campaign stumble. In diplomacy gaffes, missteps, and offenses have real consequences for our national security and the peace and stability of the world.

08/02/2012

This ad that is appearing at 50 Metro-North stations is being called offensive by some in the Jewish community. (credit: CBS 2)

Ad Campaign Showing Dwindling Palestinian Territory Deemed ‘Anti-Israel’ By Jewish Leaders

The display shows shrinking Palestinian territory in Israel over the years and refers to 4.7 million Palestinians there as refugees and some Jewish leaders are calling it offensive.

07/11/2012

OWS sign

Conservative Group Condemns Perceived Anti-Semitism By ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters

Is the “Occupy Wall Street” movement anti-Semitic? Signs indicating that have surfaced. Yet when CBS 2′s Tony Aiello surveyed the situation Tuesday he found conflicting signs of both anti-Semitism and Jewish support.

10/18/2011

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