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  • First Ship Arrives in Israel’s New Port of Ashdod; is Welcomed

    Israel’s new port of Ashdod, on the southern part of the country’s Mediterranean coastline, welcomed its first ship here yesterday, with the arrival of the Swedish vessel Vingeland. At this time, the harbor can accommodate only one ship at a time. A second ship is expected later this week, after the Vingeland’s departure. More ▸

  • Israel’s New Port of Ashdod Reported Ready for Use in November

    Israel’s new port of Ashdod is expected to be open for business in November, according to a Tel Aviv dispatch today in the Financial Times of London. Meanwhile, the Tel Aviv and Jaffa ports will be closed down completely beginning sometime in October, the report stated. More ▸

  • Mapai House in Ashdod to Be Named for Louis Segal; Cornerstone Laid

    The cornerstone for the Mapai house in Ashdod, which is to be named for the late Louis Segal, for many years general secretary of the Farband Labor Zionist Order, was laid yesterday in ceremonies attended by Farband delegates, Mapai leaders and representatives of Ashdod workers. Ashdod is expected to become soon a city of 250,… More ▸

  • Mapai Party Gets Mayor’s Post in Beersheba; May Get It in Ashdod

    The Mapai party obtained the Mayor’s post in Beer-sheba in negotiations last night with the Religious party and appeared likely to win the mayorship of Ashdod as well. Former Judge Eliyahu Nawai was elected Mayor of Beersheba. He will lead a coalition of Mapai, Mapam and the religious parties. In Ashdod. a Mapai-religious bloc will… More ▸

  • Local Election at Ashdod Upsets Israeli Political Party Alignments

    For the first time in Israel political history, an independent list, in a local election at Ashdod, surprised observers today by a successful bid for seats in the municipal council. Political pundits said that, if the parties regarded the elections in Ashdod as a test case for future political changes, they would have to take… More ▸

  • Agency Warns Immigration Strains Finances; Ashdod Housing Dedicated

    Jewish immigration into Israel continues “at a steady pace, exceeding the numbers envisaged in this year’s budget estimates,” while expected revenues for immigration and absorption are falling short, Aryeh Pincus, treasurer of the Jewish Agency, reported here today. Mr. Pincus made his report to a Joint all-day meeting of the executives of the Jewish Agency… More ▸

  • U.S. Firm Loses in Ashdod Offer; Other U.S. Firms Bid for Dam Building

    Last-minute pressures exerted by Solel Boneh, the construction arm of the Histadrut, Israel’s Federation of Labor, removed the American Kaiser Engineering Company from the Ashdod port construction project today. The American firm was invited to replace the French partners of Solel Boneh in constructing the southern port. The move was made in an effort to… More ▸

  • Israel Govt. Chooses U.S. Firm to Supervise Construction of Ashdod Port

    The Israel Government has chosen the New York engineering firm, Frederic R. Harris, Inc., to supervise the first phase of the construction of the deep-sea port of Ashdod, south of Tel Aviv, the firm announced here today. Harris engineers, who have been working on plans for the project since 1957, have developed final designs and… More ▸

  • Israel Minister Denies Reported Difficulties at Ashdod Port Work

    Transport Minister Yitzhak Ben-Aharon today denied Israeli press reports that construction of the port at Ashdod was running into difficulties. He said that the port would be finished on schedule. He made it clear that there was no crisis in either the planning or the construction of the port and that there was no doubt… More ▸

  • 5,000 Attend Cornerstone Laying for Israel’s Deepwater Port at Ashdod

    An audience of 5,000 persons, led by President Ben-Zvi, attended today the laying of the cornerstone for Israel’s second deepwater harbor on the Mediterranean Sea at Ashdod. The first stage of construction, which will cost 70,000,000 pounds ($39,000,000) will make possible the handling of 1,000,000 tons of products annually by 1964. The second and third… More ▸