Founded in 1952, the Scriptures relate that trade in this region was already intense in the days of King Solomon.
In our time Eilat has grown rapidly thanks, in part, to the construction of a port to foster the development of trade and the growth of trade with Africa and Asia thanks to oil imports.
In 1967, Egypt ordered the closure of the Strait of Tiran to Israeli shipping.
A heavy decision since it would lead to sense the 6 Days War in June 1967.
A suivre: / To be continued: / Hatikva - The National Anthem of Israel