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Israelis Celebrate Passover on Mt. Scopus; Light Festival Torches

April 11, 1952
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Israeli guards at Mt. Scopus where the Hebrew University and the Hadassah Hospital are cut off from the rest of Jerusalem by Arab Legion forces last night signified their spiritual union with all Israel by lighting huge fires on the heights to inform the Jews that they too had begun to celebrate the ancient festival of Passover.

The press today gave Israelis cheerful news with the publication of reports that copper deposits, believed to be on the site of King Solomon’s fabulous mines, have proven commercially exploitable. The deposits are located some 20 miles north of Elath, the port city at the mouth of the Gulf of Akaba, into which the Israel Government has poured heavy investments in a gamble on the development of mineral wealth in the area. This is the first commercial venture to be realized from the investment.

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