August 26, 2009 |
Temple reached overseas to add a power forward for this basketball season, signing 6-foot-8 Carmel Bouchman of Israel to a scholarship. Bouchman played at Irani Tet school in Tel Aviv. He joins Rahlir Jefferson, a 6-6 guard out of Chester High, and Khalif Wyatt, a 6-3 guard out of Norristown High, in the Owls' 2009 recruiting class. "Carmel is quality young man from a good family who also is a gifted basketball player," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said. "He is a great addition to our program.
February 21, 2012 |
JERUSALEM - Despite its confident saber-rattling, concern in Israel is growing that the country is vulnerable to a devastating counterstrike if it attacks Iran's nuclear program. An announcement this week that a mobile rocket-defense system would soon be built just outside Tel Aviv, where Israel's sprawling military headquarters sits in the middle of office towers, museums, night spots and hotels, caused jitters. Israeli officials cite intelligence reports that Tel Aviv would be a main target of any attack.
April 18, 2013
Ram Karmi, 82, a leading Israeli architect whose work is both celebrated and controversial, has died. Mr. Karmi won the Israel Prize, the country's highest honor, in 2002 for his architecture. With sister Ada Karmi-Melamed, he designed Israel's Supreme Court, and with a New York firm, he co-designed the newest terminal at the Ben Gurion International Airport. Both buildings were lauded but Mr. Karmi's other designs provoked criticism, including his Tel Aviv central bus station, a concrete labyrinth of staircases and escalators.
January 17, 1997 |
If the mystery of his disappearance has been cleared up for those who missed him, it's not entirely solved for Rev. James P. Quinn. The 66-year-old Browns Mills priest, who was reported missing after he failed to join a tour group in Israel, is still musing about the "communication breakdown" that caused an international scare as he lay peacefully in a Zurich hospital. He had collapsed Dec. 31 in the Zurich airport while waiting for a flight to Tel Aviv. "It's weird," said Father Quinn, calmly sipping tea yesterday in his kitchen at St. Ann's Church, where he is associate pastor.
June 1, 2012 |
Zhang Ziyi, the beautiful actress from "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," is demanding an apology from the Apple and all the other "news" outlets that reported that she played a part in the sex scandal involving Chinese politician Bo Xilai. The scandal rumors — from E! News, which cited the Hong Kong newspaper the Apple Daily, which cited the website Boxun.com, but none of which cited an actual source — claimed Zhang had been paid $100 million for sex with many well connected, rich guys.
February 8, 2007 |
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict breaks hearts every day. So many dreams, so often dashed. In From Tel Aviv to Ramallah, opening tomorrow at the Painted Bride Art Center, beatbox artist Yuri Lane hip-hops through a one-man show scripted by his wife, religion scholar Rachel Havrelock, and set against a backdrop of multimedia projections by video artist Sharif Ezzat. Their goal: to depict the everyday hardships and aspirations of prototypical Arabs and Jews, "not just the headlines and images of violence" shown on TV, said Lane, speaking by telephone as he prepared to fly to Philadelphia from his home in Chicago.
November 24, 2000 |
As the usual dance of death unfolded in the Israeli periphery, thousands frolicked at the hedonistic Love Fest in Tel Aviv. During the dark week of the lynch in Ramallah the Israel opera performed an opulent Don Giovanni before packed audiences. It's funerals on the front pages, restaurant reviews in the back. As I drive the swim team car pool I listen to casualty figures of the latest terrorist bombing Wednesday in an Israeli town half an hour from my house; in the back seat the kids discuss how many laps they swam today.
May 4, 2004 |
Philadelphia University announced yesterday that it will leave the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference and join the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference in the fall of 2005. University president James P. Gallagher said all 11 sports that compete in NCAA Division II will play in the conference. The men's soccer team will stay in NCAA Division I, where the Rams compete in the Atlantic Soccer Conference. Gallagher said the CACC offers less travel. Several members, including Holy Family, the University of the Sciences, and Wilmington College and Goldey-Beacom in Delaware are close to the Rams' campus.
March 5, 1996 |
Rabbi Martin I. Sandberg was grappling with a sad and unusual problem yesterday: How to conduct services for Purim - normally a joyous holiday - in the wake of Israel's fourth deadly car bombing in 10 days. So the Havertown rabbi logged onto a worldwide computer network of 250 conservative rabbis to see if he could learn what his colleagues in Israel had done. The network is so guarded that Sandberg won't reveal its name. One of the entries was from a rabbi in the Israeli coastal city of Herzliyya, who - because the Middle East is hours ahead of the United States - had already held his evening service.
November 16, 2012 |
GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP - Palestinian militants targeted densely populated Tel Aviv in Israel's heartland on Thursday with rockets for the first time, part of an unprecedented barrage that threatened to provoke an Israeli ground assault on Gaza. Israel responded by moving troops and heavy weapons toward Gaza and authorizing the call-up of tens of thousands of reservists. The fighting, the heaviest in four years, came after Israel launched a ferocious air assault Wednesday to stop repeated rocket fire from Gaza.