CollectionsIsraelis
IN THE NEWS

Israelis

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
November 1, 1988 | By Marc Duvoisin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The man named Yosef cradled a toddler in his arms, fought back tears and reflected on the tragedy that had struck his friends, the Weisses, who used to live down the hall from him in an apartment block in this Jerusalem suburb. Yosef, 28, heard on the radio Sunday night that four Israeli civilians had burned to death when Palestinians pelted a bus with firebombs near the West Bank city of Jericho. Not until yesterday did he learn that the victims were Rachel Weiss, 26, and her three sons, ages 10 months to 3 years.
NEWS
September 4, 2011 | By Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press
TEL AVIV, Israel - More than 400,000 Israelis poured into streets across the country Saturday night, Israeli media estimated, in a show of strength behind a social protest movement that has rocked the country for two months. The demonstrations in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, and elsewhere against Israel's high cost of living, its housing crisis, and distorted distribution of wealth marked the high point - so far - of a summerlong grassroots protest movement that has ballooned from a few tents in Tel Aviv to a nationwide phenomenon that has delivered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government its most serious domestic crisis.
NEWS
May 21, 2013 | By Josef Federman, Associated Press
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's senior coalition partner says that reaching a final peace agreement with the Palestinians is unrealistic at the current time and that the sides should instead pursue an interim arrangement. Finance Minister Yair Lapid's assessment, delivered in a published interview Sunday just days before the arrival of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, throws a contentious idea into the mix as the United States searches for ways to restart peace talks.
NEWS
August 16, 2012 | By Amy Teibel, Associated Press
JERUSALEM - An Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear program could trigger a monthlong war on multiple fronts, killing hundreds of Israelis or more, the Israeli cabinet's civil defense chief warned in an interview published Wednesday. It was the most explicit assessment yet of how the government sees events unfolding in the aftermath of an Israeli attack. Matan Vilnai, stepping down as the "home front" cabinet minister to become Israel's ambassador to China, described the scenarios to Israel's Maariv daily.
FOOD
April 13, 1988 | By BARBARA GIBBONS, Special to the Daily News
Geography and topography have given Israel a healthy harvest that would warm the heart of any cardiologist: olives instead of cows, grains and beans instead of beef, coastline instead of grazing land. There's a healthy life- affirming freshness about Israeli cuisine that reflects the vitality of the country. Despite its often uneasy mix of beliefs and backgrounds, Israel seems to live in culinary harmony with the Arabs, borrowing freely from the flavors of Africa and the East. The outcome?
NEWS
April 3, 1990 | By Carol Morello, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andean flute music wafts from Victor Chico's open trailer window and gets lost in the wind gusting up the mountain from the plain west of the River Jordan. "It is rather curious," shrugged Chico, a Peruvian mestizo whose Incan and Spanish ancestry shows in his golden skin, his dark eyes and his hair straight and black beneath his knitted yamulke. Raised as a Roman Catholic, he is now an Israeli Jew, one of 56 Peruvians who found Judaism in the Andes, converted and last month immigrated to Israel.
NEWS
October 16, 1986 | By Edward J. Sozanski, Inquirer Art Critic
The exhibition of contemporary Israeli painting at the Port of History Museum confirms the oft-made observation that Israel is a European country plunked down in the Middle East. The work presented by seven Israeli artists varies in its dedication to indigenous themes, but it's all Euro- internationalist at its roots. The seven, all men, are Tsibi Geva, Menashe Kadishman, Gabi Klasmer, Uri Lifshitz, Joshua Neustein, Izhar Patkin and Shaoul Smira. (The show was to have included a woman, Tamar Getter, but her current work wasn't available.
NEWS
July 2, 2012 | By Ian Deitch, Associated Press
JERUSALEM - Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, 96, who clung throughout his life to the belief that Israel should hang on to territory and never trust an Arab regime, died Saturday at a nursing home in the town of Herzliya, north of Tel Aviv. Israeli media said Mr. Shamir had suffered from Alzheimer's disease for years. In his younger days, Mr. Shamir served as a Jewish underground leader who fought the British as well as Arab militias before Israel's creation in 1948.
NEWS
September 27, 1997 | By Barbara Demick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The homeless Israelis who had been given refuge by Palestinian authorities in the West Bank town of Jericho have returned to Israel for the Jewish New Year, and a court has lifted a ban on their return to their homes in a Jerusalem suburb. A Jerusalem judge on Thursday said leaders of the group could return to Mevasseret Zion, and the Israelis left Jericho on Tuesday and Wednesday in anticipation of the decision. They left so quietly that at least one official at Israel's internal security ministry was not aware as late as Thursday that they had begun to leave.
NEWS
July 26, 1994 | By Alan Sipress, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Amid all the talk of border demarcation and water-sharing arrangements, nonbelligerency pacts and aviation rights, the average Israeli really only has one question: "When do we get to go to Petra?" For years, the red-stone ruins of Jordan's leading tourist attraction have held an almost mystical attraction for Israelis. The most daring Israelis, and perhaps reckless, stole across the armed border to see the ancient buildings and tombs carved into a sandstone canyon. This fascination stands in marked contrast with the almost lackadaisical attitude of many Israelis to the historic summit yesterday between King Hussein of Jordan and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and their pact to end the technical state of war. Peace with the Egyptians, prompted by President Anwar el-Sadat's journey to Jerusalem 17 years ago, was unprecedented.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
July 20, 2014 | By Casey Fabris, Inquirer Staff Writer
The latest engagement between Israel and Hamas set off loud protests Friday in Center City as hundreds of supporters and critics of the Jewish state rallied outside the Israeli consulate. First to arrive were Israel's supporters, who gathered at 19th Street and JFK Boulevard around midday and began engaging motorists. Among them was Asya Zlatina, 27, who arrived around 1:15 p.m. with a sign that read: "Honk 4 Israel. " Zlatina, who said she hadn't really been involved in a protest before, came after deciding that it would be the least she could do to support Israel.
NEWS
May 7, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Country and duty were one and the same for Yael Shamir. At 18, while her girlfriends were getting ready to leave for college, Shamir moved from her comfortable Voorhees home to her native Israel to join the army. Now she's a tank instructor. "I teach combat soldiers different shooting techniques, so when they go into battle, they'll be able to defend themselves," she said last week from her base in southern Israel, where the desert temperature topped 100 degrees. On Tuesday, Cpl. Shamir will be among 120 soldiers and officers in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
ISRAEL'S MOST beautiful export, Bar Refaeli , has made a commercial so racy, FoxNews.com says, the country's Second Authority for Television and Radio banned the ad during daytime and prime time. Haaretz newspaper said the move was made because the commercial has "too many sexual insinuations. " Refaeli's co-star? Red Orbach, an Israeli Muppet. The steamy spot shows Bar and Red in bed, with the Muppet fantasizing about the superduperJewpermodel. Multiple images of Bar are then shown washing Red's car, lounging with him in a Jacuzzi and playing strip poker.
NEWS
March 21, 2014 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
The prospects for reaching an Israeli-Palestinian deal by John Kerry's April 29 deadline are about as unlikely as Vladimir Putin's giving up Crimea. The secretary of state probably wishes he never launched his quixotic campaign for Mideast peace a year ago. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Monday meeting with President Obama at the White House only illustrated the unbridgeable gulf between Israeli and Palestinian positions. But Kerry was right to warn in April that "if we do not succeed now, we may not get another chance.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reuven Reich is in town to cure cancer. More specifically, the Dame Susan Garth Professor of Cancer Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is looking for collaborators and funding to develop drugs to attack ovarian and breast cancer and melanoma, particularly in children. "They are very common cancers in children," Reich said Monday, "and very serious. " The researcher is among 24 Israeli scientists and medical researchers here for a three-day seminar arranged by Drexel University, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Hebrew University.
NEWS
July 24, 2013 | By Karin Laub, Associated Press
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that he is fast-tracking legislation that would allow him to put any peace deal with the Palestinians to a national referendum - an apparent attempt to silence hard-liners in his party and coalition government. Netanyahu spoke three days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said progress has been made toward a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, stalled for five years. Kerry has invited Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to Washington for preliminary talks, though wide gaps remain on the framework of the actual negotiations.
NEWS
July 23, 2013
JERUSALEM - Israeli and Palestinian officials voiced skepticism yesterday that they can move toward a peace deal, as the sides inched toward what may be the first round of significant negotiations in five years. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced late last week that an agreement has been reached that establishes the basis for resuming peace talks. He cautioned that such an agreement still needs to be formalized, suggesting that gaps remain. In his first on-camera comment yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to lower expectations by saying the talks will be tough and any agreement would have to be ratified by Israelis in a national referendum.
NEWS
July 22, 2013 | By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - When Secretary of State John Kerry bounded up the steps to his converted Air Force 757 in Amman, Jordan, on Friday night, staffers greeted him with applause. He grabbed a beer and strolled down the aisle to celebrate his most significant achievement yet in his short tenure as America's top diplomat: winning agreement from the Israelis and Palestinians on a framework for resuming stalled peace talks. It was a necessary breakthrough, for sure, yet a modest one, with the lowest bar for success in a process that merely sets the stage for what comes next: difficult and protracted negotiations aimed at a goal that has eluded successive U.S. administrations.
NEWS
July 19, 2013 | By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
AMMAN, Jordan - Secretary of State John Kerry won Arab League backing Wednesday for his effort to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, raising hopes that the stalled negotiations could resume. Kerry cited significant progress in narrowing gaps between the two sides, but he declined to elaborate. On his sixth trip to the Middle East in as many months as America's top diplomat, Kerry met in Jordan with representatives of the Arab League and nine of its members that support an Arab-Israeli peace plan proposed by Saudi Arabia.
NEWS
July 16, 2013 | By Josef Federman, Associated Press
JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister insisted Sunday that he would not allow "dangerous weapons" to reach Lebanon's Hezbollah militants, following reports that Israel recently carried out an airstrike in northern Syria against a shipment of advanced missiles. The airstrike in Latakia reportedly targeted Russian Yakhont antiship missiles, one of the types of advanced weapons that Israeli officials have previously said they would not allow to reach Syria. It would be the fourth known airstrike against Syria this year.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|