A port city in southern Israel, Ashdod is one of the largest cities in the country.

As of 2022, it ranks fifth, after Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Petah Tikva.

The city has a rich history going back thousands of years when it was one of the Philistine city states. 

Today, Ashdod serves as one of Israel's most vital ports and is also home to one of the largest Moroccan Jewish communities in Israel.

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Kidney stones are a pain, especially for younger people - study

Also called renal calculi, nephrolithiasis or urolithiasis, the stones are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside the kidneys.

Ashdod Port Company signs agreement with Port of Barcelona to promote Israeli innovation in Europe

According to Orna Hozman Bechor: “Our technology incubator has a great deal to offer in order to make the world of shipping and ports more efficient."

How should Israel navigate the US-China rivalry?

The US-China rivalry was inevitable and isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Given that, what can Israel do? What is its optimal China strategy?


Energy minister visits green energy facility at Ashdod Port

This is a world-first system using solar energy to compress air to 80 bars totally emissions-free, generating all-purpose electricity.

Israeli exhibition offers insight into biblical Philistine culture

At the Corinne Mamane Museum of Philistine Culture, 22 designers offer insight into history

Gur Hassidic factions fight for second night in a row, clash with police

Fighting between factions of the Gur Hassidic sect have taken place at different cities over the past few nights as tensions rise in the community.

A WORKER at Ashdod port coordinates a crane to hang a giant Israeli national flag.

Ashdod Port undergoes reinforcement process to protect from cyberattacks

"The port is a strategic place where a wide range of different and diverse technologies are concentrated, each of which could be an opening for a cyberattack," said Erez Kaplan.

Israeli woman strangled to death by ex-husband in Ashdod

The ex-husband called police to confess and turn himself in, according to reports. A suspect was arrested shortly after.

Fatal bombing case from 2012 finally solved by Israeli, Moroccan authorities

Lior Hadad, 36, was charged with the murder and attempted murder of Zion Yanna and his brother in a revenge hit for a southern Israel gang. He fled to Morocco the day after the bombing.

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23-year-old man stabbed to death during brawl in Ashdod

The man was stabbed during a brawl in a public park on HaMa'apilim Street.

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