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  • 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 ▸

  • Mekorot Wins Contract to Construct New Oil Pipeline from Eilat to Ashdod

    The Mekorot Water Co. has won a contract to construct a 42-inch pipeline that will carry oil from Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba to Ashdod on the Mediterranean coast. Construction costs are estimated at about $12 million apart from materials. The contract stipulates that the work must be completed within eight months and 10… More ▸

  • Construction of Eilat-to-ashdod Oil Pipeline Expected to Begin Soon

    Construction is expected to begin soon on an oil pipeline from Eilat on the Gulf of Akaba to the port of Ashdod on the Mediterranean, according to Tahal, Israel’s water planning company. Construction costs are estimated at $113 million. Tahal revealed it had completed a survey for the 42-inch pipeline which will shorten the oil… More ▸

  • Israel Rogosin Dedicates Three New Schools in Ashdod

    Israel Rogosin, American textile manufacturer, dedicated three new high schools in Ashdod today which he helped build through contributions to the Israel Education Fund of the United Jewish Appeal. The dedication ceremonies were held on the occasion of Mr. Rogosin’s 81st birthday. Mr. Rogosin owns a textile plant in Ashdod, Israel’s newest city and seaport…. More ▸

  • Terrorists Hit Eilat-ashdod Oil Pipeline; One Saboteur Killed

    Saboteurs struck at the Eilat-Ashdod oil pipeline Tuesday night but loss of oil from damages was insignificant, it was reported here Thursday. The action, in which one saboteur was killed, marked the first time the pipeline was used as a target. The victim was killed apparently while handling explosives. The sabotage was discovered when it… More ▸