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Philadelphia International Airport. (credit: Justin Udo/KYW)

First Flight Departs Phila. International For Tel Aviv After FAA Lifts Ban

After more than a day of being grounded, flights from the United States to Tel Aviv have been cleared for takeoff.

07/24/2014

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All 3 U.S. Airlines Serving Israel Will Resume Flights Today

United Airlines was the first to announce the resumption of flights. The decision came hours after the Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel

07/24/2014

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FAA Lifts Ban On U.S. Flights To Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport

The cancellation was effective around 11:45 p.m. EDT.

07/24/2014

Pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian rallies in Love Park and across the street at JFK & 15th Street. (credit: Syma Chowdhry/CBS3)

Amid Israel Flight Ban, Israeli And Palestinian Supporters Rally In Center City

The Middle East conflict hits close to home as protestors rally at Love Park.

07/23/2014

(Max Newman with a friend on campus at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel.  Photo provided)

American Students in Israel Attending School Amid Missile Alerts

“We’ve been made familiar with the bomb shelter and we’ve been made familiar what to do when the Code Red siren goes off,” says Max Newman, of Blue Bell, Pa.

07/23/2014

File photo of Delta Airlines plane. (credit: MARCEL ANTONISSE/Getty Images)

FAA Bans All US Airlines From Flying To Or From Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport Up To 24 Hours

Two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport.

07/22/2014

Firefighters extinguish a fire, on July 17, 2014, amongst the wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that the Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine may have been shot down."We do not exclude that the plane was shot down and confirm that the Ukraine Armed Forces did not fire at any targets in the sky," Poroshenko said in a statement posted on the president's website. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER  KHUDOTEPLY        (Photo credit should read Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-UN Ambassador: ‘Putin Has Been Encouraged By The Weakness He’s Seen’ In Pres. Obama

Dom Giordano spoke with former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton about both the crisis in Ukraine following the downing of a Malaysian Airlines flight in a rocket attack and the Israeli invasion into Gaza.

07/18/2014

(A picture taken from the Israeli Gaza border shows an Israeli army flare illuminating the sky above the Gaza strip on July 17th.  Photo by Jack Guez/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Mideast Conflict Changing Some Delaware Valley Travelers’ Plans

“People are calling and asking questions, but I have to say that there are not many cancellations at all,” says a spokeswoman for one Philadelphia-based travel agency specializing in Israel travel.

07/17/2014

(Gov. Chris Christie, in file photo.  Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/ Getty Images)

Christie Blames Obama In Part For Mideast Unrest

Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday that Obama has not spoken firmly and forcefully on Israel’s behalf.

07/12/2014

(Israel supporters rally outside the Israeli consulate in Philadelphia.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Israel Supporters Rally In Philadelphia As Gaza Conflict Boils Over

Yaron Sideman, the counsul general of Israel in Philadelphia, told the crowd at 19th and JFK Boulevard that Hamas has been indiscrimately firing rockets and missiles into Israel.

07/11/2014

A picture taken from the southern Israeli Gaza border shows smoke billowing from buildings following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, on July 10, 2014. The United Arab Emirates pledged $25 million in humanitarian aid to 'support the steadfastness' of Palestinians in Gaza where Israeli strikes have killed more than 70 people in three days.  (Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Six Degrees Of Separation From Current Mideast Strife To ’93 Philadelphia Meeting

The current plots are thought to be the brainchild of a senior Hamas official whose rise can be linked, in part, back to a meeting in Philadelphia more than 20 years ago.

07/11/2014

Pope Francis arrives in Manger Square to take part in a Mass held at the Church of Nativity as crowds watch and wave flags in the foreground on May 25, 2014, in Bethlehem, West Bank.  (Credit: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

Pope Francis’ Trip To West Bank May Send Signal To Israeli Leaders

Pope Francis is giving a symbolic nod to Palestinian aspirations for their own state by visiting the West Bank before visiting Israel.

05/25/2014

(Gov. Chris Christie, in file photo, by Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Second Chance For Christie After Stumble On Israel

Chris Christie is getting a second chance to impress Jewish leaders after a recent stumble that upset some of the GOP’s most powerful donors.

05/18/2014

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Locals Observe Holocaust Remembrance Day With Ceremony At Holocaust Memorial Statue

Israel has begun ceremonies for Monday’s Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Philadelphia, hundreds gathered Sunday at the Holocaust Memorial statue to mark the occasion locally.

04/27/2014

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The 25 Best Beaches In The World

After months of polar vortexes it’s finally almost time to lay out in the sun and sand. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded up the 25 best beaches in the world.

04/23/2014

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