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July 04, 1975 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-07-04

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20 Friday, July 4, 1975

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Eliot—Israel's Modern Port City Bustling With Tourists

in part about the city in the
Israel Digest:
Ecept for the fact that it
did not exist 27 years ago,
Eilat hasn't changed much
in 2,000 years.
In King Solomon's day
copper was mined at Timna;
gold, ivory, apes and pea-
cocks passed through the
customs shed at the port:
and jet-setters.— like th-e -
Queen of Sheba — dazzled
the local population with
their large air-conditioned
chariots and impressive ret-
inues.
Today, a few miles from
Solomon's mine, the

Eilat is a bustling town
that attracts persons of all
ages. Josh Barbarnel wrote

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Timna mining complex
has been producing more.
than 11,000 tons of copper
cement each year.
A million tons of less ex-
otic imports and exports
like steel, coffee, petroleum,
fishmeal, tobacco, potash
and citrus fruits pass
through the port, and a bur-
geoning tourist industry
boasts 20 hotels with more
than 2,000 air-conditioned
or air-cooled rooms.
Eilat is no longer the
wild unconventional fron-
tier town and beachcomber
paradise it once was. But it
is not yet the sophisticated
resort, nor the capital of the
Negev, which it aspires to
be.
-Young tourists, students
and kibutz volunteers still
hitchhike south to sleep on
the cool sands near Coral
Beach where the glittering
lights of Aqab-a shimmer
across the water; but the
man in search of real desert
quiet has moved on to
Nuweibe or Ophira along
the Sinai Coast.
The tourism ministry
has helped fill the once
desolate plain along the
shore with a complex-of ul-
tra-modern hotels built in
an incongruous combina-
tion of shapes, sizes and
colors costing more than
5U,000,000. Straight rows -
of young palm trees, and
aluminum poles topped
with large white globes
enhance the zany effect.
Only the Bedouin camped
on the beach in front of the
Club Mediterranee seem to
be out of step with the 21st
Century.
But as city officials like
Zohar Ba•-Am, the plan-
ning directdr, are quick to
point out, the "infras-
tructure" has not yet been
completed. The hotels are
connected by dirt fields that
turn. to mud in the spring.
Roads, drainage systems
and much landscaping must

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be completed — $167,000
has been allocated this year
— before Eilat will attract
the jet-setter all year round..
New nightclubs are
planned as well as day at-
tractions like the underwa-
ter diving bell that opened
recently.
Meanwhile, city officials
look forward to the day —
sometime in the 1980's —
Vhen Eilat will be served t)'
an international airport at-
tracting inexpensive charter
packages from around the
world.
Many years ago, Ben-
Gurion dreamed of a large
international port city
with hundreds of thou-
sands of-inhabitants ex-
porting the industrial and
agricultural production of
the Negev to the ends of
Asia. Today Bar-Am,
Municipal Secretary Yak-
abovich and other city offi-
cials are developing the
plans that will turn Ben-
Gurion's dream into fact.
In 10 years, they expect
th-e population of Eilat to
grow to 60,000, depending
on aliya, construction, and
the overall economic situa-
tion in Israel. Eilat — 145
miles from the nearest Is-
raeli city — Will then be big
enough to supply all its es-
sential services from plumb-
ing supplies to computer
programming and serve as

Temple U. Hebrew
Courses Popular

PHILADELPHIA (JTA)
In contrast to the general
decline in the "study of for-
eign - languages among
American college students,
there has been a steady in-
crease in the number of
students at Temple Univer-
sity taking courses in He
brew, and in the number
choosing Hebrew language
and literature as their ma-
jor fields, according to Dr.
Hanoch Gay, acting chair-
man of the university's He-
brew department.
He said there were cur-
rently 220 students in var-
ious courses in the depart-
ment and 15 who have
chosen Hebrew as their
major.
He compared the figures
with those of the fall of 1971
where there were four He-
brew majors and about 160
students taking such
courses. He said that stu-
dents who once considered
such courses "impractical"
now realize that majoring in
Hebrew is "both self-satis-
fying and useful."



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Rabbi Seeks Visas
for Romania Jews

TEL AVIV ("JTA) — Chief
Rabbi MOses Rosen of Ro-
mania recently ended a two-
day visit to Israel with an
expression of hope that ev-
ery Jew in Romania who
wishes to emigrate to Israel
will receive an exit visa.
He said he was satisfied
that the Romanian authori-
ties adhere to the principle
of family re-unifiCation and
said this humanitarian atti-
tude has not changed.

Eilat, a city of more than 20,000 persons, thrives on
its booming shipping industry. The city boasts 20 hotels,
clean beaches and sea water and a mining industry
which produces more than 11,000 tons of copper cement
per year.

urban center for a string of
agricultural and industrial
communities to be devel-
oped in the Negev and
southern Sinai.
Preliminary surveying for
the-railroad that will make
the development of the area
possible should begin soon.
But officials talk as if they
can already smell the diesel
fumes a hundred _miles and
six years away at Oron.
When the railroad finally
arrives, it will cut the cost of
shipping all kinds of goods
— now hauled h large
trucks across the rugged
terrain — especially phos-
phates from the Dead Sea
Works destined for Africa.
"Eilat is a young, vital
city constantly renewing it-
self," explains Bar-Am.
"Young couples come here
planning to stay a year or
two and stay 10 years.

There is none of the stagna-
tion you find in the big ci-
ties. The port director and
the manager of the copper
mines are both 37."

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