Ashdod

  • Adjusting to Rockets in Ashkelon and Ashdod

    Another rocket warning siren wails and eight members of the Levi family, including a grandmother and a newborn baby, quickly cram into the small bedroom made of reinforced concrete that serves as the family’s bomb shelter. “Come on, come on! Get in!” they shout. Just before the heavy metal door slams shut, the family dog,… More ▸

  • Israeli Army Anticipates Attacks on Ashdod

    Israel’s army believes that the southern city of Ashdod could soon be in the cross hairs of Gaza Strip terrorists. The Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command on Monday distributed pamphlets across the city, located just north of Ashkelon, a city that has been hit by Kassam and Katyusha rockets. The pamphlets inform residents how… More ▸

  • Mother, Neighbors, Co-workers Among the Dead in Ashdod Attack

    It was an act of kindness reciprocated with murder. Crane mechanic Moshe Hendler, 29, was on his way to wash up after a long day of work at the Ashdod port when, along with a group of fellow workers, he ran into a young man asking for water. They passed him a jug. An instant… More ▸

  • Ethiopian Immigrants in Ashdod Finally Get Own House of Worship

    Ethiopian immigrants here had reason to celebrate when the synagogue they have long awaited officially opened last week. The synagogue, which is being funded by the Jewish Agency for Israel and the local municipality, was established to meet the special needs of the Ethiopian Jewish community. Inaugurated just a week before Rosh Hashanah, the shul… More ▸

  • Oil Found Near Ashdod

    An oil strike Thursday near Ashdod sent hopes soaring that Israel may yet find the precious resource it has been seeking for 40 years. “It’s only a matter of time and money,” oil experts here said, after learning of the gusher at the Heletz oil exploration site worked by the Nafta Oil Prospecting Co. The… More ▸

  • Soviet Freighter Docks at Ashdod, First in Israeli Waters Since 1967

    The 2,180-ton Russian freighter Vita Novitsky docked at Ashdod Monday, the first Soviet vessel in nearly 22 years to call at an Israeli port. The freighter was at dockside only five hours, loading 40 tons of flour and foodstuffs and another 40 tons of clothing and other articles for victims of the earthquake that devastated… More ▸