August 25, 1986 |
It began in 1950 with a coaching assignment at the Maccabiah Games in Israel and a couple of coaching clinics. "I was doing the clinics in English and Yiddish," Irving Mondschein recalled. "I was able to communicate fairly well with them. The Israelis asked me to do some more clinics. I was well known over there. One day, they asked me to coach their Olympic team. " At age 27, Irving Mondschein found himself coaching Israel's first Olympic team at the 1952 Helsinki Games. Today, the 62-year-old Havertown resident is both head track coach at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the U.S. track coaching staff for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.
July 14, 1993 |
Has Israel "destroyed more fauna and flora than anyone in history?" Were the early Zionist pioneers "racists" and "colonialists"? Is Israel's democratic form of government no more durable than the Arab dictatorships? The answer is yes - according to the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at Villanova University. Amid the lush greenery and serene atmosphere of Villanova's campus in suburban Philadelphia, the Arab and Islamic Center is working overtime to blacken Israel's name through lectures, seminars, literature and the media.
May 6, 1986
Listening to the talk shows and interview programs, one tires of hearing malicious and fallacious statements charging Israel with being responsible for both the inception and practice of the current terrorism. Unfortunately, the hosts and interviewers do not sufficiently correct the slander and thereby, unwittingly, encourage the audience to accept the lies as truths. What does Israel have to do with the terrorism committed by Iraq and Iran against each other? Where is Israel's involvement in the massacres committed in Lebanon by the Muslims against the Christians and vice versa?
November 17, 2012 |
CAIRO - Egypt's Islamist president delivered his fiercest condemnation yet of Israel's offensive in Gaza on Friday, warning that the blood Israel sheds will be a "curse upon it" and presenting post-revolution Egypt as the new Arab champion for the Palestinians. Mohammed Morsi made the remarks in a speech at a mosque after weekly Friday prayers, dramatically stepping up his rhetoric against Israel hours after his prime minister visited Gaza in a show of support for its Hamas rulers.
January 9, 2009 |
Against a backdrop of furling flags and frigid temperatures, an estimated 2,500 people gathered in Center City yesterday to light a fire for Israel. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the rally at John F. Kennedy Plaza was organized in support of Israel's recent and controversial incursion into Gaza. Unlike similar events held around the country last week, the hour-long gathering went off without incident. No arrests were made, no rocks thrown, no anti-Semitic obscenities hurled.
March 20, 1998 |
After failing to persuade the United States to delay announcing a Mideast peace initiative, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned yesterday that "only Israel" can make decisions affecting its security. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, meanwhile, blamed Netanyahu for creating "a real impasse" and said the United States "needs to intervene urgently to put the peace process back on track. " Netanyahu said in Jerusalem that "The United States can - and from our point of view ought to - propose different ways of helping the parties to make progress in the process.
August 11, 1989 |
When I look at a world map, I sometimes wonder what the insane fuss in the Middle East is all about. Sure, I listen to the experts, the pundits and even Henry Kissinger. But then I look at the map and it still makes no sense. If I look closely and squint, I can find a country that has about 8,000 square miles. That's Israel. To give you an idea how small that is, you could take about 40 Israels and put them together and the whole thing would still be smaller than Texas.
March 7, 1991 |
On Friday afternoon, students at the Harry B. Kellman Academy of Beth El in Cherry Hill, ushered in the Sabbath with a song of support. At 2 p.m., they joined thousands of other children at similar schools across North America to sing music and lyrics in support of the children of Israel, who have been living through the nightmare of air raids and war. "Ahd yavoh Shalom," the students sang. It meant: until peace comes. The song was originally meant to be sung as a message of solidarity during wartime.
September 14, 2003 |
After a one-year hiatus in its Israel study program, Akiba Hebrew Academy in Merion Station has sent 42 high school juniors - 60 percent of the 11th-grade class - for a semester in Israel. School spokeswoman Hallie Freedman said that while the decision to study in Israel has been difficult for students and their families, it "shows a tremendous commitment to the state of Israel at a time when terrorist acts continue to devastate the region. " Students will study Jewish history, among other subjects, and take a series of trips throughout the country.
April 15, 1986 |
World leaders who reacted to the U.S. air strike against Libya early today generally expressed feelings ranging from embarrassment to horror, but Israel praised the United States for attacking the "bully" regime of Moammar Khadafy. In Britian, Neil Kinnock, leader of the opposition Labor Party, said, "I am horrified. People worldwide will condemn President Reagan's decision. That air strike was not the way to fight or defeat terrorism. " There was no immediate reaction from British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whose government permitted the United States to use bases on its soil as staging areas for the Air Force FB-111 jets used in the attack.