October 31, 2013
MAYOR NUTTER leaves Friday on a 10-day trade mission to the United Kingdom and Israel. When his delegation gets to Tel Aviv, there will be plenty to see and learn. Other cities look with envy at Tel Aviv, a sister city to Philadelphia. And no wonder: Israel attracts nearly twice the venture capital per capita of the U.S., and has 5,000 startups per capita, more than any other country despite a population of just 7 million. Berkshire Hathaway, chaired by Warren Buffett, made its first investment outside the U.S. in 2006 when it paid $4 billion for an 80 percent stake in Israeli tool-maker Iscar Metalworking.
November 23, 2013 |
Must all Palestinians be radicalized? Should they all resist Israel's sovereignty? Young Palestinian professional Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman), the unlikely hero of director Ziad Doueiri's searing anti-war drama The Attack , feels he can stay neutral. Apolitical to the core, Amin is a successful Tel Aviv surgeon who lives a quiet life with his wife, Siham (Reymond Amsalem). He counts many Israelis as his close friends. Amin's world is turned upside down one day, when he's told by authorities that his wife was one of 17 civilians killed in a suicide bomb attack.
June 3, 2001 |
A hot afternoon at the beach turned even hotter yesterday as hundreds of enraged Israelis, some in bathing suits, attacked the Hassan Beq mosque across the oceanfront boulevard from the disco where a suicide bomber killed himself and 18 others Friday night. "We should tear this place down. We hate the Arabs," said Dor Pincas, 18, who wore a motorcycle helmet as he threw rocks at the mosque. Arab youth inside the mosque compound threw stones back, as Israeli police wrestled to take control.
July 3, 2009 |
If a prize were given for who came the farthest to be on US Airways Group Inc.'s inaugural flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, Rabbi David Glickman and his family would win. The rabbi from Maui, Hawaii, his wife, Jody, and their three young children flew standby, first to Phoenix and then here, to get on Philadelphia's first nonstop daily Flight 796 to Israel. "We made it!" he said Wednesday night, waiting to board. "We feel blessed. " The flight pushed away from the gate at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday and arrived 12 hours later - at 4:28 p.m. Tel Aviv time - after being delayed by thunderstorms here.
March 10, 1996 |
The day before she died, 15-year-old Hadas Dror wrote in her diary that yet another suicide bomber had struck aboard a Jerusalem bus. "Huge explosion," reads her March 3 entry. "Boom, boom, boom. Lots of deaths, blood, wounded. " Under March 4, Hadas had penned in simply: "Tel Aviv. " Hadas set off for Israel's most vibrant city with three classmates: Bat Hen Shahak, Dana Guterman and Nili Zeltzer. The girls tried to cajole other teens to join them and celebrate Bat Hen's birthday during the merry holiday of Purim.
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.
July 24, 2014 |
US Airways canceled Tuesday's daily nonstop flights between Tel Aviv, Israel, and Philadelphia because of the conflict between the Israeli military and Hamas fighters in Gaza. Other U.S., European, and Canadian airlines suspended flights amid heightened concerns after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down last week over Ukraine, killing all 298 on board. The Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airlines Tuesday from flying to and from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport for at least 24 hours, citing a rocket fired from Gaza that landed near the airport in Tel Aviv.
July 23, 2015 |
Four Israeli companies plan to open offices in Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter said Tuesday, following his return from a three-day business visit to Tel Aviv. The trip was a continuation of a trade mission in November 2013 and this time included a stop in Frankfurt, Germany. Nutter signed a sister-city agreement with Frankfurt - Philadelphia's first in 23 years - before traveling to Tel Aviv, which has been a sister city to Philadelphia since 1967 and is also a sister city to Frankfurt.
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.