November 20, 2009 |
Temple Judea Museum has outdone itself with its latest exhibit, "Tel Aviv: A Love Story at 100. " There are hundreds of things to see, the result of a special trip abroad to gather research material and historic photos. Such abundance might prompt you to plan two visits - just to look closely without rushing. Tel Aviv is the first Jewish city, founded on sand dunes in 1909. For most Israelis, it's the heart of their nation, very big, the ultramodern embodiment of Zionism's urban vision of a new Jewish city on the sea. Presentations of various facets of life in this thriving metropolis engage in a kind of interplay in this show, giving our understanding of Tel Aviv a new dimension.
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.
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.
April 29, 2009 |
The heat poured down onto Love Park, where the twenty-four young Israelis from Migdalei Tel Aviv (The Towers of Tel Aviv) whirled about in front of the lunchtime crowd, singing and celebrating their country's independence and their hometown's birthday. The eight- through 10th-grade performers came from Tel Aviv, Philadelphia's sister city, as part of 10-day trip to the region. The Tel Aviv parents and students paid for the flights and spending money, and the Jewish Federation paid for other costs in the United States.
August 20, 2008 |
US Airways Group Inc. will begin flying to the Middle East with year-round service between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv, Israel, next July. The Tempe, Ariz., carrier said it would offer one daily nonstop flight and begin service July 2, subject to approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Israeli officials. Philadelphia's dominant airline will use new longer-range Airbus 330-200 aircraft, with a capacity for more than 250 passengers, that are scheduled for delivery in the spring.
June 27, 2007 |
Gregory J. W. Urwin is a professor of history and associate director of the center for the study of force and diplomacy at Temple University Ever since the Twin Towers disintegrated into rubble Sept. 11, 2001, the cries of "Death to America!" coming from Arab streets have sounded more ominous than simple posturing. The recently squelched plot to blow up JFK Airport and the prospect of Iran becoming a nuclear power fill Americans with unspoken dread that catastrophe lurks. That's just how terrorists want us to think.
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.
April 18, 2006 |
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up outside a fast-food restaurant in a crowded shopping area of Tel Aviv yesterday, killing at least nine people and creating a fresh crisis for the new Palestinian government, led by the Islamic extremist group Hamas. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack, the deadliest in Israel in two years, and released a videotape of the bomber making his farewell statement. Hamas leaders, who are already faced with a cutoff of aid to the Palestinian Authority, defended the bombing as a legitimate response to Israeli military operations, drawing immediate criticism from Israel and the United States, and the prospect of further political isolation.
January 20, 2006 |
A young suicide bomber walked into a fast-food stall in a busy Tel Aviv market yesterday and blew himself up, injuring 30 people and raising tensions less than a week before Palestinians are to elect a new legislature. The attack was the first to hit Israel's biggest city in nearly a year, and it posed a new challenge for Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The bombing is the first to confront acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who has been gradually asserting his authority since taking over for Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since he suffered a debilitating stroke two weeks ago. At the same time, the attack appeared to further undermine the standing of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, whose weakened Fatah party is facing a serious challenge from Hamas in next week's elections.
March 2, 2005 |
The United States accused Syria yesterday of playing a role in last week's deadly suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, Israel, as the Bush administration, backed by France, sought to increase pressure on Damascus on multiple fronts. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made the assertion on the sidelines at an international conference in London to help the Palestinian leaders prepare for statehood. British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who convened the one-day session, said: "This is a moment of opportunity.