Israel’s Largest Passenger Ship Docks at Haifa; Built in Germany
Menu JTA Search

Israel’s Largest Passenger Ship Docks at Haifa; Built in Germany

Download PDF for this date

Israel’s newest and largest passenger liner, the German built “Israel” docked at Haifa today with 257 passengers and a cargo of 4,000 tons of German goods, which like the ship itself are reparations payments.

The entire port was lit up as the vessel was docked in the early morning hours by three tugs. Both the ship and the port were decorated with flags in celebration of the arrival of the vessel which will become the flagship of the Israel merchant marine.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund