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  • Feinstein Foundation Establishes Public Library in Eilat

    Mrs. Myer Feinstein of Philadelphia has established the Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Public Library in Eilat, Israel, with a gift from the Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Foundation to the Israel Education Fund of the United Jewish Appeal, it was announced here today by Joseph Meyerhoff, IEF chairman. More ▸

  • Eshkol Inaugurates New Port Facilities in Eilat; Huge Wharf Built

    The new port facilities of Eilat, Israel’s southernmost port, were inaugurated in the presence of Premier Levi Eshkol. Among the features of the 26, 000, 000 pound ($9, 000, 000) port are a huge wharf, potash and phosphate warehouses and equipment for loading bulk cargoes with a 10, 000-ton daily capacity. The Premier expressed the… More ▸

  • 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 ▸