De Blasio On Silver, Syria and Circumcision

At an Upper West Side campaign stop, Dem frontrunner runs a gamut of diverse questions.
09/08/2013 - 20:00
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Enjoying the attention afforded by frontrunner status, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio faced questions ranging from local to international issues from a large scrum of press and a few voters during a campaign stop on the Upper West Side Monday.

Bill de Blasio took a pass on Syria and said he'd work well with the state Legislature. Adam Dickter

AIPAC To Lobby Lawmakers For Syria Strike

09/08/2013 - 20:00

AIPAC officials reportedly said the pro-Israel group will lobby U.S. lawmakers to authorize a retaliatory strike on Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons.

Jews Urge Action On Syria As ‘Moral Imperative’

Groups line up behind Obama as they look toward Iran.
09/03/2013 - 20:00

Tel Aviv — Congress must support President Barack Obama’s call for a limited military attack on Syria if Obama’s pledge to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear nation is to be believed.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey, Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Getty Images

As Israelis Mob Gas Mask Distribution Centers, Army Urges Calm

08/28/2013 - 20:00

Daniela Hayoum arrived at a Tel Aviv post office at 7 a.m. and took a number.

The line of people waiting for gas masks was long and Hayoum stepped away to run errands. She returned in the afternoon to find hundreds of Israelis crowding under a hot sun on the building’s wide steps, some holding umbrellas and others food.

Assad Claims To Have Advanced Missiles From Russia

05/29/2013 - 20:00

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Russia has delivered an advanced air defense system to his civil war-torn country.

Assad reportedly made the announcement during an interview with the Hezbollah-controlled Al-Manar television network in Lebanon. Excerpts of the interview were released on Thursday morning, the French news agency AFP reported, with the full interview scheduled to be aired that night.

Russian troops train with S-300 missile battery, the type Bashar Assad claims he can now deploy. Getty Images

After Syria Airstrikes, Obama Says U.S. ‘Coordinates’ With Israel

05/07/2013 - 20:00

An airstrike on a military research center in Syria, the second attack on Israel’s northern neighbor in three days, is being blamed on Israel.

In Syria, A Deadly Game Of Bluff

05/06/2013 - 20:00

Israel’s air strikes inside of Syria in recent days delivered not only bombs but also strong messages. The question is how they will be interpreted.

After Airstrikes Against Syria, Obama Says U.S. 'Coordinates' With Israel

05/04/2013 - 20:00

An airstrike on a military research center in Syria, the second attack on Israel's northern neighbor in three days, is being blamed on Israel.

Syrian state media accused Israel of the early Sunday morning attack on what it identified as the Jamraya military research center, located about ten miles from the border with Lebanon. Israel attacked the center in January, U.S officials said at the time of that strike.

UN General Assembly Adopts Nine Resolutions Condemning Israel

Resolutions describe the 'extremely difficult socioeconomic conditions' of Palestinian refugees.
12/19/2012 - 19:00

The United Nations General Assembly adopted nine resolutions on the topics of Palestinian rights and the Golan Heights.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the peace process is in a "deep freeze." Getty Images

Pope Calls For Peace Efforts, End To Persecution Of Christians In Middle East

11/26/2012 - 19:00

 At a gathering in Rome with Lebanon’s new cardinal, Pope Benedict XVI launched a new appeal for peace in Syria and the Middle East, the Associated Press reported.

“The church encourages all efforts for peace in the world and in the Middle East, a peace that will only be effective if it is based on authentic respect for other people,” Benedict told the gathering, which included several Lebanese pilgrims.

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