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  • 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 ▸

  • World Bank to Study Plans on Developing Haifa and Eilat Harbors

    David Horowitz, governor of the Bank of Israel, disclosed here today that the World Bank in Washington is keenly interested in Israel’s plans to develop its ports and that a technical delegation of the World Bank was due in Israel soon for an on-the-spot study of those plans. Mr. Horowitz, who came here from Washington,… More ▸

  • Israel Signs Agreements with Investors on Eilat-haifa Pipeline

    Levi Eshkol, Israel’s Finance Minister, today signed four agreements in connection with the Eilat-Haifa oil pipeline project headed by the Rothschild group. The project will convert the present eight-inch line to 16 inches for an all-16 inch line from Eilat to the Haifa refineries. The Finance Committee of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, met today specially… More ▸

  • Second Israeli Frigate Will Be Handed over to Ceylon at Eilat Port

    While the first of the two frigates sold by Israel to Ceylon is now already in the Red Sea ready to be transferred there to a Ceylonese crew, the second frigate will be handed over to the Ceylonese at Israel’s port of Eilat in a traditional flag-changing ceremony, it was reported here today. The order… More ▸

  • Transfer of Israeli Frigates to Ceylon to Be Effected at Eilat Port

    The problem of transferring to Ceylon the two frigates sold to that country by Israel is expected to be solved “within the near future,” it was stated authoritatively here today. The frigates are in the harbor at Eilat, awaiting Ceylonese crews to man them and sail them down the Gulf of Akaba, through the Straits… More ▸

  • Norwegian Ship Carrying Cargo to Israel Through Suez Reaches Eilat

    The S. S. Sylvik, a Norwegian freighter that has been overdue at the Port of Eilat after negotiating the Suez Canal, is safe in port today. Fears had been voiced that it might have been seized by the United Arab Republic while passing through the Canal The Sylvik brought more than 2,000 tons of sulphur… More ▸