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Chicago Activist Convicted In Immigration Case

A federal jury found a Palestinian immigrant charged with immigration fraud guilty on Monday for failing to disclose her conviction and imprisonment in a Jerusalem supermarket bombing that killed two people.

11/10/2014

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Chicago Activist’s Immigration Trial Nears End

Rasmieh Odeh is the final witness at her trial. Lawyers also are expected to give closing arguments Friday.

11/07/2014

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Chicago Activist Seeks Delay In Detroit Trial

Rasmieh Odeh faces trial in a week, but her lawyers want more time. She failed to disclose convictions for bombings in Israel when she applied for U.S. citizenship in 2004.

10/28/2014

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Travel To The Wonders Of The World

Here’s a quick guide for families to the New Seven Wonders of the World and the only surviving original Seven Wonders of the World.

10/17/2014

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U Of I Trustees Vote Not To Hire Professor After Controversial Tweets

University of Illinois trustees on Thursday voted not to hire a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were deemed anti-Semitic by some, raising the likelihood of a lawsuit and further campus protests.

09/11/2014

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Reports: University Of Illinois Rescinds Job Offer To Professor Over Israel Comments

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has reportedly decided not to hire a controversial professor whose anti-Israel writing has lit up Twitter like gasoline on a fire.

08/07/2014

Supporters of both Israel and Palestine staged competing rallies on Monday, outside the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Israeli, Palestinian Supporters Face Off Outside Thompson Center

Demonstrators filled up the area around the Thompson Center and the Daley Center on Monday, for competing rallies – one in support of Israel, the other in support of Palestinians.

07/28/2014

Palestinian supporters at a rally downtown Saturday. (Credit: CBS)

More Than 1,000 Palestinian Supporters Rally Downtown

More than 1,000 people showed up to a rally downtown Saturday to show support for Palestine. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports it started at Michigan and Congress at round 3 p.m.

07/26/2014

A woman walks through an empty arrivals gate at terminal three of Ben Gurion Airport on July 24, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

FAA Lifts Ban On U.S. Flights To Israel

The next flight from Chicago to Tel Aviv originally was set to take off from O’Hare International Airport at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, but has since been delayed until 11 a.m.

07/24/2014

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Palestinian, Israeli Supporters Hold Opposing Rallies Downtown

More than a thousand demonstrators – both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian – filled Madison Street and street corners near the Israeli consulate Tuesday afternoon.

07/22/2014

An Israeli soldier inspects the damage at an house that was hit by a rocket fired by militants from the Gaza Strip, on July 22, 2014, in the Israeli city of Yahud, some 15 kms east of Tel-Aviv. The UN chief and Washington's top diplomat were holding a flurry of meetings in Cairo to push for an end to violence in Gaza that has killed more than 590 Palestinians. (Photo credit: GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Bans All Flights To Israel After Rocket Attack

Shortly after at least four major airlines cancelled flights to Tel Aviv, Israel, the Federal Aviation Administration has banned all U.S. airlines from flying to Israel for 24 hours, in the wake of a report of a rocket attack near Ben Gurion Airport.

07/22/2014

A picture taken from the southern Israeli Gaza border shows an Israeli army flare illuminating the sky over the Gaza strip, on July 21, 2014. Israeli forces killed more than 10 Gaza militants who had infiltrated southern Israel today, the army said, later announcing it had lost four soldiers in that battle. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Gaza Conflict Creates Tension, Fears For Relatives In Chicago

Here in Chicago, families with loved ones overseas are also calling for an end to the violence. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

07/21/2014

Palestinian supporters protesting Israel's attack on Gaza at a downtown rally. (Credit: CBS)

Palestinian Supporters Protest Israel’s Attack On Gaza

Palestinian supporters in Chicago gathered Sunday afternoon to demand an end to the Israeli air strikes and ground war in Gaza.

07/20/2014

Protesters gather outside the offices of Israeli diplomats Friday. (CBS)

Protesters Stage Demonstration Outside Israeli Consulate In Chicago

Two members of the Christian Peacemaker team were arrested as they knelt inside the lobby of the building that houses Israel’s diplomatic team here. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

07/18/2014

One of five anti-Israel protesters arrested after a rally in the lobby of Boeing headquarters in downtown Chicago. (Credit: Steve Miller/CBS)

Police Arrest 5 Anti-Israel Protesters At Boeing HQ

Five protesters were arrested late Wednesday afternoon inside the downtown headquarters of Boeing, after a demonstration against the company’s sale of military jets to Israel.

07/17/2014

Demonstrators called for an end to military action by Gaza protestors. (Credit: CBS)

Palestinian Supporters Hold Rally Downtown Against Israeli Bombing

Palestinian supporters took to the streets of Chicago once again. They gathered on Michigan avenue Saturday afternoon to protest Israeli actions in Gaza.

07/12/2014

Smoke billows from a building hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 10, 2014. The Israeli air force launched raids on more than 300 targets in attacks against Hamas in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to rocket fire, an army spokesman said. (Photo credit: MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

Travel Agents: Renewed Israeli-Palestinian Violence Has Some Changing Plans

Area travel agents say rocket attacks between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants are having an impact on people’s choices of whether to visit Israel in the near future.

07/10/2014

Palestinian supporters rallying in downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Palestinian Supporters Rally Downtown

Palestinian supporters in Chicago took to the streets Wednesday afternoon to demand an end to the bombings in Gaza.

07/09/2014

Israelis mourn and light candles in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on June 30, 2014 after the announce that the bodies of the three missing Israeli teenagers were found. Israel confirmed finding the bodies of three teenagers who disappeared in the southern West Bank on June 12, blaming the Islamist Hamas movement for their kidnapping and murder. (OREN ZIV/AFP/Getty Images)

Murder Of Israeli Teens Sends Shockwaves Here

In Israel, a country mourns the murder of three teenage boys kidnapped in Israel’s West Bank. It’s a pain shared by those in Chicago’s Jewish community. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

06/30/2014

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Suburban Woman To Go To Trial For Lying About Israeli Bombing Conviction

Rasmieh Yousef Odeh of Evergreen Park turned down a plea agreement last week in Detroit federal court and fired her attorney. Her new lawyer, Michael Deutsch, has made a career of representing political activists.

05/28/2014

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