October 23, 1994 |
They had been here many times before, to laugh and play, but yesterday they came to gawk and wonder what it all means. The signs of Wednesday's carnage still lay around the thousands who were drawn to Dizengoff Street on a Sabbath Saturday. Glass chunks, from windows shattered by the bomb blast on the bus, littered the sidewalk. Tree trunks were gouged by shards of metal that left gaping holes from which sap dripped like so many tears. Death notices tacked to poles denounced the "sons of evil" who had sent a suicide bomber on a rush-hour bus in which 21 people died.
January 23, 1991 |
An Iraqi Scud missile broke through Patriot air-defense systems and slammed into a densely populated Tel Aviv neighborhood last night, again raising fears that the Israeli government might retaliate. The Israeli army reported that three elderly residents died of apparent heart attacks, while 73 other people were injured, three of them critically. Later, Health Minister Ehud Olmert put the injury toll at nearly 100. An Israeli general said last night that two Patriot missiles were fired at the incoming Iraqi Scud, but that both missed it. The Patriots were operated by U.S. crews, working in coordination with Israeli officers.
October 20, 2011 |
Three US Airways employees at Philadelphia International Airport have been fired, and a number of others disciplined, for selling their employer-issued "buddy" passes for a profit on flights between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv, Israel. The FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia are investigating, US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher said. The three employees fired were a US Airways manager, a fleet service agent, and a customer service agent, Lehmacher said. "Several employees were involved in a fraudulent ticket scheme that involved using employee travel benefits to and from Tel Aviv," he said.
January 24, 1991 |
Residents are fleeing this Israeli city in droves until the threat of Iraqi missile attacks subsides, heading for kibbutzim in the countryside, hotels in Jerusalem and resort towns in northern and southern Israel, out of the range of Scud missiles. Jerusalem's hotels, which have operated at half their normal occupancy rates for the last four months, have filled up with people from Tel Aviv since the Scud attacks began last week. In Eilat, the beach resort on the southern tip of Israel, war in the Persian Gulf has scared European tourists away, but no matter: The town is full of Israelis, most of whom have driven down from Tel Aviv.
September 4, 2011 |
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.
November 4, 2002
The battle against suicide terrorists is not only about defending of our lives. It is a fight against an absolute evil that totally rejects the value of human life, and it is a struggle for human dignity. Human dignity is a profound human need of every person in every society, to be recognized for their value as human beings. - Alouph Hareven, editorial, Ha'aretz (Tel Aviv), Nov. 1
June 26, 2011
Up-and-Coming Shopping Districts Need some new stuff? Here's ShermansTravel.com's list of some on-the-rise shopping areas (check out No. 8): 1. Central District Hong Kong 2. Colonia Roma Mexico City 3. HaTachana Tel Aviv, Israel 4. La Candelaria Bogotá, Colombia 5. Palermo Hollywood Buenos Aires, Argentina 6. Monti Rome 7. Nakameguro Tokyo 8. Northern Liberties Philadelphia 9. Rue Tiquetonne Paris 10. Shoreditch London SOURCE: Houston Chronicle
November 18, 2013 |
Iron Mike. The appellation, hard earned, is fairly Mayor Nutter's, following his marathon trade mission to London and a swath of Israel to drum up economic support for Philadelphia. Over the 10-day stretch across seven time zones, Nutter proved an indefatigable campaigner, starting each day early, ending each night late, pitching anyone who would listen - cabbies and doormen, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, researchers and start-up specialists, diplomats, mayors, prime ministers, past and present.
March 12, 1996 |
"It happened again!" my daughter Hannah, 12, shouts from the den. "Come quickly! This time it's in Tel Aviv!" Hannah has been watching a children's show on TV, whiling away the last hours of fasting that precede Purim, celebration of the Jews' miraculous escape from annihilation in Persia. On the screen, the Hebrew word piguah explodes in yellow and red letters. Literally, a hit - a terrorist attack. Numb and nauseated, I count my five children. Only Hannah is home.