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  • Arab Infiltrators Attack Israeli Car Near Eilat; Escape to Sinai

    Shevuoth holiday traffic was interrupted today when infiltrators attacked a car carrying three tourists and two Israelis near the Red Sea Port of Silat in Southern Israel. The assailants ambushed the car firing seven shots and hitting mainly the tires. A car coming from the opposite direction rescued the uninjured occupants. Security Forces rushed to… More ▸

  • Israeli and British Tourist Feared Kidnaped by Jordanians Near Eilat

    Officials reported today the disappearance of an Israeli merchant ship officer and a British woman tourist near Eilat, who apparently were kidnaped by Jordanians. Eilat residents were quoted as saying they had seen the couple in a boat rowing along the waterfront on the Gulf of Akaba. Tourists at an Eilat hotel said the couple… More ▸

  • Ruling Came Hits Eilat; Paris of Port Facilities Swept Away

    A roaring gale pounded port facilities at Eilat last night with 15 foot waves, and caused damages estimated at 2, 000, 000 pounds ($555, 000). The winds swept away parts of new port facilities under construction and portions of a only drained area. The heaviest damage was inflicted on a special crane mounted on a… More ▸

  • First Desalination Plant in Israel Starts Operation in Eilat

    The running-in of the first desalination plant in Eilat to utilize the method invented by Israeli scientist Alexander Zarchin has been started, and three other units will be completed and run-in in the next two months, it was announced here today by officials of Desalination Plant Company; Ltd, which is developing the process. The developing… More ▸

  • Israeli Passenger Bus Attacked by Arabs On, Road from Eilat

    A busload of Israeli passengers narrowly escaped possible massacre near the Jordanian border last night. At the same time–but in another spot–a Jordanian infiltrator was killed and another was wounded as a group of Arabs was caught by a border patrol inside Israeli territory. The bus incident occurred on the road from Eilat to Tel… More ▸

  • Israeli Torch Bearers Touch off Chanukah; 60,000 Tourists at Eilat

    Some 2,500 members of the Maccabi Sports Club participated today in the traditional Chanukah procession of torch-bearers, a relay event starting at Modiin, the birthplace of the Maccabecs, and terminating at the home of President Ishak Ben-Zvi in Jerusalem. Parades were also held in Tel Aviv and Haifa, where torch-bearers passed through the main streets… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion Envisages ‘greater Eilat’ As Israel’s Largest Port

    A vision of a Greater Eilat as Israel’s largest port in the not too distant future was described here today by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion in an address to some 3, 000 members and guests of the Israel Exploration Society which held its annual conference in Eilat. Mr. Ben-Gurion who celebrated his 76th birthday today,… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Starts Urgent Discussions of ‘exodus’ from Eilat

    The Cabinet today began urgent discussions of the situation in Eilat, Israel’s southern Red Sea port, where, according to a report by Labor Minister Yigal Allon, an “exodus” of residents is taking place. Mr. Allon called for measures to encourage settlers to remain in Eilat. The need to raise the morale of the town’s residents… More ▸

  • 8, 000 Visitors Attend Red Sea Festival at Eilat; African Mayors Present

    Some 8,000 visitors attended the Red Sea Festival at Eilat, Israel’s southernmost port. Attractions included a musical pageant entitled “First Meeting Between Solomon and the Queen of Sheba,” in which 20 students from African countries took part. The mayors of three African towns–Dar-es-Salaam, Lindi and Tanga–were the guests of honor. More ▸