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  • 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 ▸

  • Zim to Start Ship Service Between Eilat and Tanganyika This Week

    Ship service between Israel’s port of Eilat and Dares Salaam, Tanganyika, will be inaugurated Thursday, it was announced today by officials of the Zim Israel Navigation Company here. A 2, 217-gross-ton vessel, the Pyidawnyunt, will make one 6, 000-mile round trip each month, carrying passengers and cargo. En route, the ship will call at Massawa,… More ▸

  • Israel Govt. Plans Construction of New Deep Sea Harbor at Eilat

    The Israel Port Authority will seek bids within a month for construction of a new deep sea harbor at Eilat, Pinhas Ginsburg, director-general of the Transport Ministry, disclosed today. He said that the Transport Ministry had already earmarked 2,500,000 pounds ($1,430,000) in its 1962-63 budget for the first stages of construction of the new harbor…. More ▸

  • Israel Court Sentences Eilat Resident to Seven Years in Jail for Treason

    A 33-year-old resident of Eilat, who owns a yacht–the Calypso–was sentenced today by the Jerusalem District Court to seven years’ imprisonment on charges of high treason. The yacht-owner, Yehuda Bachar, was found guilty of transmitting information of a military nature to an embassy of one of the Arab countries in Ethiopia while on a voyage… More ▸

  • Desalination Pilot Plant Cornerstone Event Set for Eilat

    The cornerstone for a pilot plant for desalination of sea water at Eilat will be laid at the end of March, Mordechai Bentov, the Development Minister, informed President Ben-Zvi today in inviting him to attend. The plant will be based on the process developed by Alexander Zarchin, the former Soviet scientist. More ▸

  • Eilat Resident Arrested Under Suspicion of Selling Secrets to Egypt

    Yehuda Bachar, 33, a resident of Eilat, owner of a yacht which he used to anchor in the Gulf of Akaba, was arrested here by Israeli security officers on suspicion of having passed secret information to Egyptian agents in Ethiopia. Bachar is owner of the yacht “Calypso” which he sailed a year ago from Eilat… More ▸

  • Supertanker Built for Israel in Japan Arrives at Eilat Harbor

    The 47, 000-ton supertanker “Aurora” arrived at Israel’s southern port of Eilat yesterday on its maiden voyage from Japan, where the vessel was built. The tanker is operated by the Swiss Somerfin Investment Company and was manned on its first voyage by a Japanese crew and a British captain. An Israeli crew is expected to… More ▸

  • Cloudburst Severs Negev Communications, Isolates Eilat

    A sudden cloudburst poured a flood of water into portions of the Negev last night and temporarily severed communications between the southern port of Eilat and the northern section of Israel. While the rest of Israel enjoyed clear weather, cascades poured down from the hills and washed away roads, covered fields with mud and flooded… More ▸