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.
Israel To Extend Gaza Cease-Fire For 24 Hours; Hamas Rejects Truce Extension ProposalGaza 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.
New York Area Families Grow Concerned As Crisis In The Middle East EscalatesThe fighting showed no signs of slowing, despite international calls for a cease-fire and growing concerns about the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza.
Suspected Revenge Killing For Murder Of 3 Israeli Teens Sparks Jerusalem ClashesTensions 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.
As Israel Buries Teens And World Mourns, Airstrikes Target HamasHundreds 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.
New Yorkers Mourn As Bodies Of 3 Kidnapped Israeli Teens Are FoundGilad 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.
Officials, Leaders Hold Vigil In Brooklyn For 3 Boys Kidnapped In West BankA 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.
NYC Vigil Held Calling For Return Of Teens Kidnapped In West BankSeveral 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.
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.
Anti-American Violence, Protests Spread From Asia To AfricaWith 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.
Obama's Position On Israel Could Cost Him Support Of Mayor BloombergWith 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.
Protest Held At Israeli Consulate In Response To Obama Middle East SpeechWhile President Obama was meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Washington, a protest was held at the Israeli consulate in Midtown Manhattan.