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Aug 13, 2014

Israel welcomes Cuomo, state leaders in visit for unity

Kicking off an election-year trip to show his support for Israel, Gov. Cuomo met Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who praised him for “standing on the right side of the moral divide” in the Middle East... #Israel #Middle East #Benjamin Netanyahu

Aug 13, 2014

Cuomo travels to Israel, tells Netanyahu, 'We pray for peace'

JERUSALEM -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, saying he wanted to make a strong statement, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express support for the country during its conflict in Gaza. Cuomo chose Israel for his first overseas journey since... #Israel #Iraq #Jerusalem #Hamas #Benjamin Netanyahu #Andrew Cuomo #Sheldon Silver #Reuven Rivlin #U.S. Democratic Party #Dean Skelos #Jeff Klein #Gaza Strip #Syria #New York (state)

Aug 13, 2014

Israel threatens to withhold FAA funds over night jet arrivals

Rep. Steve Israel Wednesday threatened to withhold funding from the Federal Aviation Administration if officials don't stick to a promise of limiting the number of nighttime flights over some Nassau County and Queens communities. Israel demanded that... #Federal Aviation Administration #John F. Kennedy International Airport #Huntington, NY #New Hyde Park, NY #Jim Peters #New York, NY #Nassau County, NY #East Hills, NY #Garden City, NY #Old Brookville, NY #Queens, NY

Aug 13, 2014

Cuomo, lawmakers leave on trip to Israel

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday he's leading a delegation to Israel to make clear New York stands with it amid rising tensions in the Gaza Strip. "Our message is simple and clear: We stand with Israel and we support Israel's right to defend itself ... #Israel #United Nations #Fordham University #Hamas #Benjamin Netanyahu #Andrew Cuomo #Sheldon Silver #Reuven Rivlin #Zephyr Teachout #John F. Kennedy International Airport #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party #Dean Skelos #Jeff Klein #Preet Bharara #Rob Astorino #Gaza Strip #Dean G Skelos #West Bank and Gaza

Aug 11, 2014

Foreign policy crises intrude on Obama vacations

(AP) -- Foreign policy crises have a way of intruding on President Barack Obama's Martha's Vineyard vacations. Obama's last three summer sojourns to this Massachusetts island have coincided with tumult primarily in the Middle East and North Africa, a... #Israel #Iraq #Massachusetts #Middle East #Barack Obama #Libya #Hamas #North Africa #U.S. Senate #Petro Poroshenko #Muammar al-Qaddafi #U.S. Democratic Party

Aug 10, 2014

Turkey evacuates wounded Palestinians from Gaza

(AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country has started to evacuate wounded people from Gaza to Turkey for treatment. Erdogan did not provide details, but the state-run Anadolu Agency said a Turkish air ambulance left for Isr... #Israel #Turkey #Ankara #Recep Tayyip Erdogan #Gaza Strip

Aug 13, 2014

Israel threatens to withhold FAA funds over night jet arrivals

Rep. Steve Israel Wednesday threatened to withhold billions in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration if officials don't stick to a promise of limiting the number of nighttime flights over some Nassau County communities. Israel demanded tha... #Jim Peters #New York, NY #Federal Aviation Administration #John F. Kennedy International Airport #Nassau County, NY #East Hills, NY #Garden City, NY #Huntington, NY #New Hyde Park, NY #Old Brookville, NY

Aug 11, 2014

Obama's vacation again interrupted by foreign policy crises

Foreign policy crises have a way of intruding on President Barack Obama's Martha's Vineyard vacations. Obama's last three summer sojourns to this Massachusetts island have coincided with tumult primarily in the Middle East and North Africa, as well a... #Israel #Iraq #Massachusetts #Middle East #Barack Obama #Libya #Hamas #North Africa #Petro Poroshenko #Muammar al-Qaddafi #Nouri al-Maliki

Aug 05, 2014

UK Muslim Cabinet member quits over Gaza policies

The U.K.'s first female Muslim Cabinet member has resigned in protest of British government policies on Gaza. Sayeeda Warsi, a Foreign Office minister, wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday saying she could "no longer support" government p... #Israel #David Cameron #UK Conservative Party #Sayeeda Warsi

Aug 01, 2014

Letters: Support Israeli actions

A recent letter writer highlighted the disconnect for many Americans regarding the current and historic conflict between Israel and Gaza ["Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed," July 27]. I believe this disconnect is promulgated by many in our media. Israel... #Israel #Europe #Palestine #Hamas #John Ryan #Sinai Peninsula