Israel

FAA prohibits flights to Israel airport for 24 hours
FAA prohibits flights to Israel airport for 24 hours
News Liam La Guerre 7/22/2014 at 4:51PM

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.

Op-ed: From a lifetime of war to a final search for peace
News Op-Ed 1/26/2014 at 9:26AM

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.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 3/20/2013 at 8:36AM

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 [...]

Cease-fire announced in Gaza conflict
News Billy Rennison 11/21/2012 at 1:12PM

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 [...]

Op-Ed: It’s time we called a spade a spade
Op-Ed: It’s time we called a spade a spade
News Queens Courier Staff 11/20/2012 at 3:39PM

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 [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 9/28/2012 at 7:14AM

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 [...]

Congressmember Gary Ackerman won’t run for re-election
Congressmember Gary Ackerman won’t run for re-election
News Michael Pantelidis 3/16/2012 at 12:15PM

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 [...]

Nations must work together to maintain peace
Letters Queens Courier Staff 11/10/2011 at 5:28PM

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 arrives in Queens
News Nargas Karimi 11/01/2011 at 12:25PM

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 [...]