The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told U.S. carriers on Tuesday not to fly to or from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, following a rocket strike that landed just one mile from the airport.
On January 11, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon passed away at the age of 85. Although he could be a polarizing political figure and his policies have had many critics, I found Henry Kissinger’s remembrance of Sharon in the January 13 issue of The Washington Post to be an accurate and fair representation of Sharon’s legacy.
TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Clear. High of 41. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of snow after midnight. Low of 32. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Venus & Mona at the Chain Theatre [...]
A cease-fire agreement was reached in Gaza bringing the week-long battle to an end, Egypt’s foreign minister announced. The truce will take effect at 2 p.m. Mohammed Kamel Amr made the announcement at a press conference with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Cairo. Clinton had traveled to the Middle East yesterday to with all [...]
BY RABBY YOSSI BLESOFSKY It is happening all over again. Hamas-controlled Gaza has been showering Israel with rockets consistently for months without letup. Israel finally responds with a surgical strike aimed at taking out a Hamas military leader, whose absence will hopefully stay the violence. Hamas responds by intensifying their attacks – this time aimed [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. High near 74. Breezy, with a southeast wind 14 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches [...]
Following 15 terms in the House of Representatives, Congressmember Gary Ackerman has announced he will not run for re-election – providing an unanticipated conclusion to a 34-year political career. Ackerman decided not to seek a 16th term despite the likelihood that his seat would be spared under the Congressional redistricting process. His announcement has reportedly [...]
The recent story in the news regarding the possibility of Israel taking military action against Iran does not bode well for the international community. If Israel chooses this course of action, it could have very dire consequences for the entire Middle East, and also the rest of the world. While no one wants to see Iran become [...]
Ilan Grapel has arrived back in Queens, landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, October 29 after months in an Egyptian jail following allegations he was an Israeli spy. Grapel was released from jail on Thursday, October 27 and flown to Israel, where he was reunited with his mother Irene and Congressmember Gary [...]
Ilan Grapel released from Egyptian prison, arrives in Israel A smiling Queens man and Israeli citizen imprisoned for months in Egypt on unsubstantiated suspicions of spying embraced his tearful mother, Irene, who traveled to Israel from her New York home to meet her son on the tarmac at Ben-Gurion International Airport after his release. Read [...]