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(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

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in file photo. (credti: 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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Dom Giordano Speaks With Former Ambassador To The United Nations About Israel’s Peace Negotiations

Dom Giordano talked to former Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, today on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the current geopolitical state of the of peace negotiations between Israel and its surrounding neighbors.

03/12/2014

Dom Giordano Broadcasts Live from Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's Office

Dom Giordano: Countdown To My Trip To Israel

I’ve started my countdown to my big trip to Israel on March 6th. I’ve already met some great people in preparation for the trip.

02/03/2014

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The 5 Countries With The Most Expensive Beer In The World

Check out the 5 countries with the most expensive beer in the world.

01/29/2014

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Local Expert Looks At Legacy Of Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

Edward Turzanski, a political science professor at La Salle University, says Ariel Sharon will be remembered for two major decisions he made during his time in office.

01/11/2014

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Nutter Hoping To Keep Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia From Closing Down

The Israeli consulate is Philadelphia may or may not be marked for closure, but local officials including Mayor Nutter are pulling out all the stops to make sure it doesn’t.

11/04/2013

(Michael Solomonov of Zahav restaurant.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Chef To Lead 10-Day Tasting Tour Of Israel

This is no Paula Deen cruise; the $6,750 ten-day culinary adventure in the Holy Land with Chef Michael Solomonov includes a night in a Bedouin tent, a float in the Dead Sea, and plenty of Israeli food and drinks for all.

07/10/2013

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Analysis: Diplomatic Pressure, Military Readiness At Forefront In U.S.

“The Iran and Syrian crises are linked with Iran trying to bolster the regime in Syria. In the meantime the U.S. and Israel are watching who has control of the weapons in Syria,” says Elad Strohmater, deputy consul general for Israel.

03/31/2013

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