De Blasio Kicks Off Visit To Israel During Country's 'Painful Moment'Mayor Bill De Blasio kicked off a brief visit to Israel on Saturday, saying he was on a solidarity mission with the country at a ``painful moment'' after weeks of violence.
ADL Rips Reggie Bush For Social Media Posts Conflating Ferguson, PalestineThe Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday took Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush to task for an Instagram post the group said equated the situation in Ferguson, Missouri to the Palestinian people.
Police Investigate After Palestinian Protest Flag Is Unfurled On Manhattan BridgePolice were investigating Wednesday evening after pro-Palestinian groups unfurled a political protest flag on the span of the Manhattan Bridge.
CBS News Poll: Most Americans Sympathize With Israel In ConflictA new CBS News poll showed most Americans sympathize with Israel in the current conflict with Hamas, view Russia as unfriendly or an enemy, and disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of foreign affairs.
Celebrities' Comments On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Spark ControversyThe 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.
Pro-Palestinian Rally Held In MidtownDemonstrators could be seen lining Seventh Avenue just south of 42nd Street near Times Square. The rally stretched for several blocks.
Mixed Reaction To FAA Decision To Cancel U.S.-Based Flights To IsraelThe 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.
Dueling Protest Groups Outside Israeli Consulate Call For Mideast PeaceDemonstrators on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict gathered to make their voices heard at the Israeli Consulate on the East Side Wednesday.
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.