Menu JTA Search


  • Shulamith Wittenberg Finds Tiberias Rich Field for Art

    “Tiberias is the most wonderful part of my land,” says Miss Shulamith Wittenberg, first native Palestinian artist to exhibit here. “Its beauties are a blend of mountain country, lake and desert. Although my home is in Jerusalem, for vacations I always go there. It is a rich field for the artist,” she told a Bulletin… More ▸

  • 29 Reported Dead in Tiberias Area

    Relief Rushed Victims; Six Jews Killed-Many Injured A heavy torrential rain again swept down on Tiberias today complicating the work of rescue and frightening the refugees who survived the cloudburst of yesterday. Not a single roof is left on the houses of Tiberias, while the flood waters have not receded, but are increasing. The number… More ▸

  • Tiberias Flood Ravages Area; 5,000 Homeless

    Five thousand are homeless in Tiberias as a result of the two-day flood. Property losses amount to more than $500,000, the mayor of Tiberias announced today. A communique issued by the government of Palestine stated that arrangements have been completed for feeding 2,000 of the flood victims. High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope visited the… More ▸

  • Tiberias Farmers Faced with Famine As Drought Keeps Up

    A tour of the villages in the North reveals the terrible effects of the drought which has marked the agricultural season of 1932-3. The fields which should be smiling at this time of the year with standing corn are desolate. The sap had gone out of the stems before the wheat ripened and the stunted… More ▸

  • Mark Concession for Tiberias Hot Springs

    The official opening of the Tiberias Hot Springs Concession, which was leased to a Jewish Company for a period of forty years took place today in the presence of guests from many sections of the country. District Commissioner Edward KeithRoach officiated at the ceremonies. The company which has received the concession has a capital of… More ▸

  • Tiberias Becomes Important Station on Imperial Airways Route to India.

    The Indian air service will no longer call at Alexandria or Cairo, but a call will be made at Tiberias (Palestine), the Postmaster General announces to-day, in issuing the new time-tables, which come into operation on Saturday next. The mails will be due to reach Tiberias on Tuesday evening, Baghdad and Basra on Wednesday afternoon,… More ▸

  • Mrs. Schweitzer Sails to Dedicate Tiberias Hospital

    Mrs. Peter J. Schweitzer sailed Friday for Palestine, where she will dedicate the Peter J. Schweitzer Memorial Hospital in Tiberias on May 25th. This will be the fifth modern hospital in Palestine under the direction of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Prior to her sailing Mrs. Schweitzer, who is the president of the… More ▸

  • Suprasky Here in Interests of Tiberias Hot Springs Co.

    Joshua Suprasky, president of the General Zionists’ Federation of Palestine, arrived in this country last week in the interests of the Tiberias Hot Springs Company, and for the purpose of enlisting American aid in bringing to Palestine one thousand Jewish families from Eastern Europe. Mr. Suprasky, who is a member of the Zionist Actions Committee,… More ▸

  • Hadassah’s Fifth Modern Hospital to Open in Tiberias

    The fifth modern hospital in Palestine to be maintained and conducted by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, will be formally opened in Tiberias on May 1, according to an announcement by Mrs. Edward Jacobs, chairman of the Palestine Committee of Hadassah. The institution will be known as the Peter J. Schweitzer Hospital, after… More ▸