Tiberias

  • Israel Rejects U.S. Proposal to Use Lake Tiberias As Reservoir

    Israel has definitely rejected the proposal by Ambassador Eric Johnston that it permit Lake Tiberias to be used as a storage reservoir for the waters of the Yarmuk River as part of a Jordan Valley scheme for the resettlement of Palestine Arab refugees, it was learned here today. Meanwhile, it is known that the Israel… More ▸

  • American-israel Medical Center to Be Built Near Tiberias

    Atop one of the highest points overlooking the legend-rich Sea of Galilee–Mt. Poriya, near Tiberias–leaders in medicine, science and government gathered today to mark cornerstone-laying ceremonies for a “preventorium” to be known as the American-Israeli Medical Center. Founded and financed by a group of American physicians and laymen, the new Center will be built as… More ▸

  • Missionary Work in Tiberias Limited to Religious Activities

    A Scottish missionary whose activities in Tiberias had caused much resentment among the Jewish community was told today he could continue normal missionary work in the city but would not be permitted to offer economic inducements to prospective proselytes or to work among Jewish children. Mayor Tzahar of Tiberias told Dr. A, Walker, the head… More ▸

  • Israel Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Walls of Tiberias

    The Israel Government’s Archaeological Department has uncovered the ancient walls of Tiberias and artifacts of the Roman Army which, under the Emperor Vespasian, besieged the city some 1,900 years ago, it was announced here today. In addition, the excavations unearthed human skeletons pottery and utensils from an even earlier period. More ▸

  • Tiberias Hot Springs Radioactive, U.S. Scientist Establishes

    The hot springs of Tiberias, Israel’s spa, were found to be radioactive by David B. Rosenblatt, American nuclear physicist, it was announced here today. Mr. Rosenblatt established that the hot springs contain a relatively high concentration of the radioactive gas radon, the announcement said. The announcement was made by Col. J.R. Elyachar, president of the… More ▸

  • Syrians Fire on Israeli Fishing Boat on Lake Tiberias

    An Israeli fishing boat on Lake Tiberias was hit by Syrian troop fire yesterday, it was announced here last night by an Israeli Army spokesman. The spokesman also revealed that Israel has protested the incident to the Israeli-Syrian Mixed Armistice Commission. Two Jewish watchmen were found killed today near Ein Karem where they were guarding… More ▸

  • Syrian Troops Kill Two Israeli Fishermen on Lake Tiberias

    Two Israeli fishermen on Lake Tiberias were shot dead today by Syrian troops on the shores of the Lake north of Ein Geb who opened fire without warning. A third fisherman escaped the ambush and returned to the Israeli settlement to tell his story. Israeli representatives on the Israeli-Syrian Mixed Armistice Commission have communicated with… More ▸

  • Syria Intends to Take over Lake Tiberias Area, Diplomatic Representative Says

    Syria intends eventually to take over the area along the shore of lake Tiberias which Syrian troops occupied before the Israeli-Syrian armistice agreement was signed, Faris el Khouri, Syria’s representative at the United Nations, told an American radio audience today. The Syrian diplomat charged, in his nationwide broadcast, that Israel was bent on expanding its… More ▸

  • Prominent U.S. Physician Leaves for Israel to Help Develop Medical Center Near Tiberias

    Dr. Joseph B. Wolffe, a prominent heart specialist, will leave for Israel Saturday, as representative of a group of American and Israel physicians interested in the development of an international medical institute in Israel near the site of the 2,000-year-old Tiberias hot springs. It is understood that Dr. Wolffe, director of the newly elected Valley… More ▸