Carmel Newsreel II-118, March 27, 1953

Opening Sodom Road

1953
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The desolate mountainous area of the Arava. Salt excavations by Dead Sea Works employees using a tractor. Transportation of quarried substances on a truck via the newly opened Sodom Road to the Atlit salt plant. Ceremony participants arrive on buses. The audience sings the Hatikvah anthem and is seated. Paula Ben Gurion cuts a ceremonial ribbon and Prime Minister David Ben Gurion speaks to the audience. Cars drive through a decorated gate onto the new road.

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