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By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 20, 1997
Eilat, many an Israeli will tell you, isn't the real Israel.It's too new, too comfortable. In spirit and in geography, Eilat can seem far removed from the struggles that have defined Jerusalem, Gaza and the disputed territories at the northern end of the country.But Eilat, Israel's southern toehold on the Red Sea, is almost certainly the country's comfort capital. Israelis and foreigners come for its resort hotels, its beachfront promenade, its top-notch diving and snorkeling.And on Eilat's inland side, they can find the red, beige and gray expanses of the Negev desert, dotted by the occasional kibbutz.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley is planning a post election economic development mission to Israel -- a popular destination for American politicians thought to have aspirations to higher office. The governor's office announced that O'Malley will lead a delegation on an eight-day trip to Israel to promote the state's business and cultural ties to Israel in late November -- weeks after O'Malley will have wound up what is expected to be a busy fall in his role as one of the chief surrogates for President Obama's re-election campaign.
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By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 20, 1997
Eilat, many an Israeli will tell you, isn't the real Israel.It's too new, too comfortable. In spirit and in geography, Eilat can seem far removed from the struggles that have defined Jerusalem, Gaza and the disputed territories at the northern end of the country.But Eilat, Israel's southern toehold on the Red Sea, is almost certainly the country's comfort capital. Israelis and foreigners come for its resort hotels, its beachfront promenade, its top-notch diving and snorkeling.And on Eilat's inland side, they can find the red, beige and gray expanses of the Negev desert, dotted by the occasional kibbutz.
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By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 20, 1997
Eilat, many an Israeli will tell you, isn't the real Israel.It's too new, too comfortable. In spirit and in geography, Eilat can seem far removed from the struggles that have defined Jerusalem, Gaza and the disputed territories at the northern end of the country.But Eilat, Israel's southern toehold on the Red Sea, is almost certainly the country's comfort capital. Israelis and foreigners come for its resort hotels, its beachfront promenade, its top-notch diving and snorkeling.And on Eilat's inland side, they can find the red, beige and gray expanses of the Negev desert, dotted by the occasional kibbutz.
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By New York Times News Service | May 31, 1992
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian guerrillas swam from Jordan across the Gulf of Aqaba yesterday and killed a security guard near the Israeli resort of Eilat before one of them was killed in a gun battle with Israeli soldiers, officials said.The army said that a second infiltrator had been wounded and captured in the shootout, and that two other Palestinians had drowned while trying to swim 3 1/2 miles from the Jordanian port of Aqaba.Lt. Gen. Ehud Barak, the army chief of staff, said it was not clear what group had planned the attack, but he added that the infiltrators were "apparently Palestinians with a fundamentalist religious background."
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By New York Times News Service | September 11, 1994
Q: Now that Israel and Jordan are on the verge of peace, what are the prospects of traveling to the ruins of the Nabatean city of Petra in January 1995? Will one be able to enter Jordan at Aqaba after visiting Eilat?A: A border crossing point between Eilat and Aqaba for the use of tourists from a third country only was opened early last month. To use the border point, known as Arava, tourists must have a passport valid for at least six months. The visitors must also be prepared to spend at least one night in Jordan if they cross from Israel.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley is planning a post election economic development mission to Israel -- a popular destination for American politicians thought to have aspirations to higher office. The governor's office announced that O'Malley will lead a delegation on an eight-day trip to Israel to promote the state's business and cultural ties to Israel in late November -- weeks after O'Malley will have wound up what is expected to be a busy fall in his role as one of the chief surrogates for President Obama's re-election campaign.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 23, 2006
The conflict between Israel and the Lebanese militia Hezbollah has many travelers putting off trips to the region. Travel companies are mainly accommodating those requests and waiving penalties. "We've been through this before," said Eileen Hart, vice president of marketing for IsramWorld, one of the largest American operators of tours to Israel. As of Monday, about 25 percent of its scheduled travelers to Israel had canceled and 90 clients already in Israel were rerouted. Instead of visiting Haifa and Tiberias in the north, the group was sent to Eilat in the south.
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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Staff Writer | January 13, 1994
TABA, Egypt -- The activities bulletin board at the Taba Hilton offers a morning jog for guests. The announcement notes: Bring your passport.A few dozen yards from the hotel in Taba, the morning athletes must cross the international border into Israel. By car, that requires 10 stops for searches, stamps and paperwork. Joggers, with less to hide, get through a bit faster.The Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed their talks in Taba this week. They adjourned yesterday until Monday.This is an ironic place for them to be trying to sort out their differences.
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July 10, 2005
On Thursday, July 7, 2005, MORRIS KAUFMAN, loving husband of Esther Kaufman (nee Huber), beloved father of Isaac Kaufman of Owings Mills, MD and Freda Kaufman of Baltimore, MD, loving grandfather of Ryan and Erin Kaufman, Adam Kaufman, Jaime Eilat and Stanley Laudon Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt. Wilson Lane, on Sunday, July 10 at 10 A.M. Interment Radomer Verein Cemetery, Rosedale. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 10155 York Rd., Suite 101, Cockeysville, MD 21030 or The Alzheimers Association, 1850 York Rd., Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093.
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By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 20, 1997
Eilat, many an Israeli will tell you, isn't the real Israel.It's too new, too comfortable. In spirit and in geography, Eilat can seem far removed from the struggles that have defined Jerusalem, Gaza and the disputed territories at the northern end of the country.But Eilat, Israel's southern toehold on the Red Sea, is almost certainly the country's comfort capital. Israelis and foreigners come for its resort hotels, its beachfront promenade, its top-notch diving and snorkeling.And on Eilat's inland side, they can find the red, beige and gray expanses of the Negev desert, dotted by the occasional kibbutz.
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By New York Times News Service | September 11, 1994
Q: Now that Israel and Jordan are on the verge of peace, what are the prospects of traveling to the ruins of the Nabatean city of Petra in January 1995? Will one be able to enter Jordan at Aqaba after visiting Eilat?A: A border crossing point between Eilat and Aqaba for the use of tourists from a third country only was opened early last month. To use the border point, known as Arava, tourists must have a passport valid for at least six months. The visitors must also be prepared to spend at least one night in Jordan if they cross from Israel.
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By New York Times News Service | May 31, 1992
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian guerrillas swam from Jordan across the Gulf of Aqaba yesterday and killed a security guard near the Israeli resort of Eilat before one of them was killed in a gun battle with Israeli soldiers, officials said.The army said that a second infiltrator had been wounded and captured in the shootout, and that two other Palestinians had drowned while trying to swim 3 1/2 miles from the Jordanian port of Aqaba.Lt. Gen. Ehud Barak, the army chief of staff, said it was not clear what group had planned the attack, but he added that the infiltrators were "apparently Palestinians with a fundamentalist religious background."
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October 20, 1992
* Joseph J. Ferro, a former New York City buildings commissioner, died of a heart attack Saturday at Astoria General Hospital in Queens. He was 90 and lived in Queens.* The Rev. Timothy G. Sheehan, a federal drug enforcement agent who became a priest and later managed the finances of the Diocese of Brooklyn, died of lung cancer Saturday at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Queens, N.Y. He was 53 and lived in the diocesan chancery residence in Brooklyn.* Yoram Ben-Porath, president of Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a leading Israeli economist, died in an car accident near Eilat on Sunday.
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By New York Times News Service | November 26, 1990
&TC JERUSALEM -- Four Israelis were killed and more than two dozen wounded when an Egyptian border policeman crept across the frontier yesterday morning, stationed himself in a ditch beside a highway and then opened fire on passing vehicles.The incident was one of three attempted or actual terrorist attacks yesterday.In southern Lebanon, a teen-age girl who had strapped high explosives to her body ran toward two soldiers patrolling Israel's self-declared security zone about three miles north of the border.
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