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Jul 17, 2014

Morning Must Reads: July 17

In the news: Israel, Hamas cease fire deal; U.S. imposes new sanctions on Russia; Ted Cruz tackling immigration; Dems using Hobby Lobby in election year; and this week's TIM... #Hamas #Hobby Lobby

Jul 22, 2014

LI companies pledge to hire more veterans

Representatives from 17 local companies met with elected officials Tuesday morning to sign a pledge to hire more veterans. Meeting at the Melville headquarters of Henry Schein Inc., Long Island's largest public company by revenue, Rep. Steve Israel, ... #Iraq #Andrew Roberts #Steve Israel #Henry Schein, Inc. #Nassau County, NY #Suffolk County, NY #Huntington, NY #Kings Park, NY #Long Island, NY #Melville, NY #United States Military Academy #North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

Jul 23, 2014

Obama fundraising amid many challenges

(AP) -- Fundraising amid a swirl of overseas and border challenges, President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that foreign crises are creating anxieties in an American public already worried that a recovering economy is not improving their lives. Speak... #Israel #Seattle, WA #White House #Middle East #Barack Obama #Amsterdam #Palestine #Eastern Europe #U.S. Democratic Party #Mark Rutte #Gaza Strip

Jul 18, 2014

Krauthammer: Rare moment in international politics

Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof k... #Israel #West Bank #Hamas

Jul 16, 2014

Palestinians flee after Israel warning, airstrikes

Hundreds of Palestinian families, their children crying, fled Wednesday, as Israel intensified airstrikes on Hamas targets, including homes of the movement's leaders, following failed Egyptian cease-fire efforts. Before the renewed bombardment, Israe... #Cairo #Israel #Egypt #Hamas #Benjamin Netanyahu #Gaza City

Jun 26, 2014

Lawmakers oppose housing child refugees in Long Island

MINEOLA, N.Y. — New York elected officials are opposing the possible relocation of unaccompanied children arriving from Central America to Long Island. Congressmen Steve Israel and Peter King say the..... #Central America #Peter King

Jul 06, 2014

LI people on the move, July 7, 2014

BOARDS Family Service League in Huntington has six new executive board positions. Francine Whitehead , of Huntington, will serve as chairwoman. She's served on the board about 10 years. James T. Ashe , of Huntington, will serve as treasurer. He is a ... #Touro College #Bayport, NY #Bethpage State Park, NY #Central Islip, NY #Cold Spring Harbor, NY #Commack, NY #Hauppauge, NY #Huntington, NY #Long Beach, NY #Melville, NY #Patchogue, NY #Plainview, NY #Port Jefferson, NY #Riverhead, NY #Smithtown, NY #Sound Beach, NY #West Palm Beach, FL

Jun 27, 2014

Former Grumman site won't be used to house immigrant children, officials say

The federal government is no longer considering opening a temporary shelter in a former Grumman Corp. facility in Bethpage for unaccompanied immigrant children, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Friday. "There is not a viable opti... #United States Department of Health and Human Services #Steve Israel #Nassau County, NY #Huntington, NY #Oyster Bay, NY

Jul 09, 2014

Historical events of Israeli Atrocities in Gaza, Palestine, The Real Terrorism in Palestine by Israel

Although Israel, US and a few other countries readily say Hamas is a terrorist organization, it must be remembered that Hamas was the democratically elected government of Gaza, after Israel destabilized the government of Yasser Arafat. During the las... #Israel #Yasser Arafat #Palestine #Hamas #Europe #Asia

Jul 20, 2014

Israel more brutal than Hitler - PM

Turkey's prime minister has accused Israel of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler" during its ground invasion of Gaza. Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the comment during a campaign speech in the Black Sea port city of Ordu. He is running for the presidency in... #Israel #Hamas #Ankara #Black Sea #Istanbul #Recep Tayyip Erdogan