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July 16, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mayor Nutter was set to depart Tuesday night for a six-day trade mission to Germany and Israel, to encourage companies there to do business in Philadelphia and local firms to expand into those foreign markets. He was scheduled to fly first to Frankfurt and sign a sister-city agreement. "I think there's a synergy between and among our cities. There's a very strong German American community here in Philadelphia, one of the first that was settled in the United States," Nutter said in brief remarks at City Hall before departing.
NEWS
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
TRAVEL
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
NEWS
March 12, 1996 | by Barbara Sofer, New York Times
"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.
NEWS
October 19, 2011 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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 in Philadelphia are investigating, said US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher. 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.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ruth Muscal, 79, of Penn Valley, an accomplished Israeli citizen who spent much of her adult life here, died Thursday, June 11, in Tel Aviv. She had long been ill with dementia. Mrs. Muscal was the wife of Zvi Muscal, and the couple arrived to Philadelphia in 1979 when he was in charge of establishing a branch of Bank HaPoalim here. The Muscals fell in love with the city, and he founded First Executive Bank, then on Walnut Street. Several years ago, the Muscals returned to Tel Aviv.
SPORTS
August 26, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
NEWS
February 21, 2012 | By Aron Heller, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 20, 2015 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Elad, deputy consul general of Israel to the mid-Atlantic region and a resident of Philadelphia's Fairmount neighborhood since August 2005, vacationed in his homeland last June - a visit that coincided with Tel Aviv's Pride Week. Festivities were just beginning when he met Oren, then a Microsoft senior account executive for government and health care in Israel. "It was love at first site," Oren said. "The moment I laid eyes on him, I told my best friend, 'You know, I just met my husband.' " It would take Elad a little longer to let himself fall that hard - but not much longer.
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