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  • First Ship to Sail Directly from an Egyptian to an Israeli Port Arrives in Ashdod

    The Greek cruise ship Stella Solaris arrived at Ashdod this morning from Alexandria, the first ship to sail directly from an Egyptian to an Israeli port. The vessel, carrying about 400 American passengers on a month-long luxury cruise of the Mediterranean, left Alexandria at 10 p.m. last night and dropped anchor off the Israeli port… More ▸

  • Explosion Started by Fire Causes Estimated Il 3 M Damages in Ashdod

    A fire that was started by an explosion in a clothing store early yesterday in Ashdod’s shopping center destroyed five stores and caused an estimated IL 3 million in damages, according to the police. The shops were closed and there were no casualties. Police attributed the explosion to either faulty electrical wiring in the clothing… More ▸

  • Labor Disputes in Hospitals, Construction, Ashdod Continues to Plague Israel

    The strike situation in Israel not only continued but worsened today. The striking government hospital physicians, supported by their colleagues at the municipal hospitals, decided to intensify their action today by not staffing the mother-and-child-care clinics. Additionally, as a result of the continuing action, hospital conditions are becoming increasingly unkempt and unsanitary. Only patients in… More ▸

  • Customs Walkout Paralyzes Ashdod Again

    Another strike, the second in two weeks, shut down Ashdod port this morning when customs officers walked off their jobs in protest against the Government’s refusal to meet their wage demands. Negotiations were underway for a speedy end to the strike which has tied up Israel’s second largest port. Last month’s strike lasted little more… More ▸

  • Square in Ashdod Named for Jacob M. Lowy, Canadian Jewish Leader

    The establishment of a Jacob M. Lowy Square in the Israeli port city of Ashdod was announced at the annual general meeting of the United Israel Appeal of Canada held here. Gordon Brown, UIA president, said the project would serve as a living tribute to Jacob M. Lowy, of Montreal, a founder and past president… More ▸

  • Civilian Killed, 2 Wounded in Jordanian Mortar Attack Near Ashdod Yaacov

    An Israeli civilian was killed and two others were wounded in a Jordanian mortar attack near Ashdod Yaacov in the northern Beisan Valley yesterday. All three were employes of the Mekorot Water Co. Four Israeli soldiers were wounded in a mortar duel between Israeli and Egyptian forces across the southern end of the Suez Canal… More ▸

  • Ashdod Dockmen’s Slowdown over New Demands Hurting Citrus Exports

    A work slowdown by longshoremen at Israel’s new port of Ashdod at the height of the citrus export season is causing serious economic losses and has disclosed a rift between the local labor council and Histadrut, Israel’s powerful labor federation. The slowdown, now in its third day, has caused the diversion of a number of… More ▸

  • Strengthened Israel Navy to Open New Base Tomorrow at Ashdod

    The Israel Navy, which has been strengthened since the Six-Day War, will open a new base Tuesday at the southern port of Ashdod on the Mediterranean. Adm. Shlomo Erel, Navy Commander, also reported that two merchant ships purchased by Israel had been refitted as warships. The ships, the Bat Galim and Bat Yam, sailed around… More ▸

  • El Paso Couple Becomes First Immigrants to Arrive in Israel Via New Ashdod Port

    An American couple from El Paso, Texas and their three young children, landed here yesterday and won the distinction of becoming the first immigrants to arrive at Israel’s newest seaport which has hitherto handled only cargo. They are Gerard and Ann Kol, the forerunners of a group of 100 American families that plan to settle… More ▸