West Bank

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

PALESTINIAN-ISRAEL-GAZA-CONFLICT

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

PALESTINIAN-ISRAEL-CONFLICT-GAZA

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

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

Israelis hold Israeli flags along the road of the funeral procession of Gilad Shaer, 16, on July 1, 2014 in Hashmonaim settelment, West Bank. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

As Israel Buries Teens And World Mourns, Airstrikes Target Hamas

Hundreds of people participated in separate memorial services in the hometowns of the three teens — Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel ahead of a joint funeral.

07/01/2014

Slain Israeli teens: Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrah (family photos)

New Yorkers Mourn As Bodies Of 3 Kidnapped Israeli Teens Are Found

Gilad Shaar, 16, Naftali Frankel, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19, disappeared while hitchhiking home near the West Bank city of Hebron late at night on June 12 and were never heard from again.

06/30/2014

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

Hundreds attend a vigil June 16, 2014, calling for the return of three teenage boys kidnapped in the West Bank.  (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

NYC Vigil Held Calling For Return Of Teens Kidnapped In West Bank

Several Jewish groups held a prayer service and vigil outside the Israeli Consulate in Manhattan on Monday for three teens kidnapped in the West Bank last week.

06/16/2014

Emergency services respond to the scene of an explosion on a bus with passengers onboard on November 21, 2012 in central Tel Aviv, Israel.(credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Israeli Authorities Arrest Suspected Tel Aviv Bus Bomber

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man, from the village of Taybeh in Israel, was connected to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad militant groups.

11/22/2012

U.S. Embassy

Anti-American Violence, Protests Spread From Asia To Africa

With violent protests sweeping through some 20 countries, it was a grim President Obama who went to Andrews Air Force Base to accept the remains of former Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the three other Americans.

09/14/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg presides over a bill signing - May 24, 2011 (credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Obama’s Position On Israel Could Cost Him Support Of Mayor Bloomberg

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.

05/25/2011

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House - Washington, DC - May 20, 2011 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Protest Held At Israeli Consulate In Response To Obama Middle East Speech

While President Obama was meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Washington, a protest was held at the Israeli consulate in Midtown Manhattan.

05/20/2011