SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                        Washington, D.C. 20594


                             SCHEDULE 13G

               Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


                           (Amendment No. )*



                             Orbotech Limited

                             (Name of Issuer)

                             Ordinary Shares

                      (Title of Class of Securities)

                                68389P904

                              (CUSIP Number)


Check the following box if a fee is being paid with this statement [ ].
(A fee is not required only if the filing person: (1) has a previous
statement on file reporting beneficial ownership of more than five
percent of the class of securities described in Item 1: and (2) has
filed no amendment subsequent thereto reporting beneficial ownership of
five percent or less of such class.) (See Rule 13d-7).

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting
person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class
of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information
which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not
be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of
that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of
the Act (however, see the Notes).
























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 1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
     S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
     Capital Group International, Inc.
     95-4154357

 2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
                                                                    (a)   

                                                                    (b)   

 3   SEC USE ONLY




 4   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

     California


              5   SOLE VOTING POWER

                  1,927,500


              6   SHARED VOTING POWER
 NUMBER OF
   SHARES
                  NONE
BENEFICIALL
 Y OWNED BY
              7   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
    EACH
 REPORTING
                  1,927,500
PERSON WITH


              8   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

                  NONE


 9   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

     1,927,500   Beneficial ownership disclaimed pursuant to Rule 13d-4


 10  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*




 11  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

     8.8%


 12  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

     HC


                 *SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!









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 1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
     S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
     Capital International, Inc.
     95-4154361

 2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
                                                                    (a)   

                                                                    (b)   

 3   SEC USE ONLY




 4   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

     California


              5   SOLE VOTING POWER

                  NONE


              6   SHARED VOTING POWER
 NUMBER OF
   SHARES
                  NONE
BENEFICIALL
 Y OWNED BY
              7   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
    EACH
 REPORTING
                  1,893,150
PERSON WITH


              8   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

                  NONE


 9   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

     1,893,150   Beneficial ownership disclaimed pursuant to Rule 13d-4


 10  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*




 11  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

     8.6%


 12  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

     IA


                 *SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!



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 1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
     S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
     Emerging Markets Growth Fund, Inc.
     95-4026510

 2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
                                                                    (a)   

                                                                    (b)   

 3   SEC USE ONLY




 4   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

     Maryland


              5   SOLE VOTING POWER

                  1,495,200


              6   SHARED VOTING POWER
 NUMBER OF
   SHARES
                  NONE
BENEFICIALL
 Y OWNED BY
              7   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
    EACH
 REPORTING
                  NONE
PERSON WITH


              8   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

                  NONE


 9   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

     1,495,200     


 10  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*




 11  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

     6.8%


 12  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

     IV


                  *SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT









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                  SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                         Washington, DC 20549

                             Schedule 13G
               Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Amendment No.

Item 1(a)   Name of Issuer:
       Orbotech Limited

Item 1(b)   Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:
       New Industrial Zone
       P.O. Box 215
       Yavne 81102
       Israel

Item 2(a)   Name of Person(s) Filing:
       Capital Group International, Inc., Capital International, Inc.
       and Emerging Markets Growth Fund, Inc.

Item 2(b)   Address of Principal Business Office:
       11100 Santa Monica Blvd.
       Los Angeles, CA  90025

Item 2(c)   Citizenship:   N/A

Item 2(d)   Title of Class of Securities:
       Ordinary Shares

Item 2(e)   CUSIP Number:
       68389P904

Item 3   The person(s) filing is(are):

       (d)   [X]   Investment Company registered under Section 8 of
            the Investment Company Act.
       (e)    [X]   Investment Adviser registered under Section 203 of
            the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
       (g)   [X]   Parent Holding Company in accordance with Section
            240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).

Item 4   Ownership

       Capital Group International, Inc. is the parent holding company
       of a group of investment management companies that hold
       investment power and, in some cases, voting power over the
       securities reported in this Schedule 13G.  The investment
       management companies, which include a "bank" as defined in
       Section 3(a)6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the
       "Act") and several investment advisers registered under Section
       203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, provide investment
       advisory and management services for their respective clients
       which include registered investment companies and institutional
       accounts.  Capital Group International, Inc. does not have
       investment power or voting power over any of the securities
       reported herein; however, Capital Group International, Inc. may
       be deemed to "beneficially own" such securities by virtue of
       Rule 13d-3 under the Act.



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       Capital International, Inc., an investment adviser registered
       under Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 is
       deemed to be the beneficial owner of 1,893,150 shares or 8.6%
       of the 21,900,000 shares of Ordinary Shares believed to be
       outstanding as a result of acting as investment adviser to
       various investment companies and institutional accounts.

       Emerging Markets Growth Fund, Inc. , an investment company
       registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which is
       advised by Capital International, Inc., is the beneficial owner
       of 1,495,200 shares or 6.8% of the 21,900,000 shares of
       Ordinary Shares believed to be outstanding.

Item 5   Ownership of 5% or Less of a Class: [ ]

Item 6   Ownership of More than 5% on Behalf of Another Person: N/A

Item 7   Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which
       Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding
       Company

       1. 
          Capital International Research and Management, Inc. dba
          Capital International, Inc. is an investment adviser
          registered under Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act
          of 1940 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capital Group
          International, Inc.

       2. 
          Capital International S.A. (CISA) does not fall within any of
          the categories described in Rule 13d-1-(b)(ii)(A-F) but its
          holdings of any reported securities come within the five
          percent limitation as set forth in a December 15, 1986 no-
          action letter from the Staff of the Securities and Exchange
          Commission to The Capital Group Companies, Inc. CISA is a
          wholly owned subsidiary of Capital Group International, Inc.

       3. 
          Capital International Limited (CIL) does not fall within any
          of the categories described in Rule 13d-1-(b)(ii)(A-F) but
          its holdings of any reported securities come within the five
          percent limitation as set forth in a December 15, 1986 no-
          action letter from the Staff of the Securities and Exchange
          Commission to The Capital Group Companies, Inc. CIL is a
          wholly owned subsidiary of Capital Group International, Inc.

       4. 
          Capital International, Inc. serves as investment adviser to
          Emerging Markets Growth Fund, Inc., an investment company
          registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Item 8   Identification and Classification of Members of the Group:
       N/A

Item 9   Notice of Dissolution of the Group:  N/A

Item 10   Certification







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       By signing below, I certify that, to the best of my knowledge
       and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired in
       the ordinary course of business and were not acquired for the
       purpose of and do not have the effect of changing or
       influencing the control of the issuer of such securities and
       were not acquired in connection with or as a participant in any
       transaction having such purpose or effect.

   Signature

       After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and
       belief, I certify that the information set forth in this
       statement is true, complete and correct.



        Date:          February 10, 2000 (For the period ended
                       December 31, 1999)


        Signature:     *David I. Fisher

        Name/Title:    David I. Fisher, Chairman

                       Capital Group International, Inc.


        Date:          February 10, 2000 (For the period ended
                       December 31, 1999)


        Signature:     *David I. Fisher

        Name/Title:    David I. Fisher, Vice Chairman

                       Capital International, Inc.


        Date:          February 10, 2000 (For the period ended
                       December 31, 1999)


        Signature:     *David I. Fisher

        Name/Title:    David I. Fisher, Vice Chairman

                       Emerging Markets Growth Fund, Inc.




        *By

               Michael J. Downer
               Attorney-in-fact

               Signed pursuant to a Power of Attorney dated January 29,
               1999 included as an Exhibit to Schedule 13G filed with
               the Securities and Exchange Commission by Capital Group
               International, Inc. on February 10, 2000 with respect to
               Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.









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                               AGREEMENT

                            Los Angeles, CA
                           February 10, 2000

  Capital Group International, Inc. ("CGII"), Capital International,
Inc. ("CII"), Emerging Markets Growth Fund, Inc.  ("EMGF") hereby agree
to file a joint statement on Schedule 13G under the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 (the "Act") in connection with their beneficial ownership
of Ordinary Shares issued by Orbotech Limited.

  CGII, CII, EMGF state that they are each entitled to individually
use Schedule 13G pursuant to Rule 13d-1(c) of the Act.

  CGII, CII, EMGF are each responsible for the timely filing of the
statement and any amendments thereto, and for the completeness and
accuracy of the information concerning each of them contained therein
but are not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of the
information concerning the others.



                 CAPITAL GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC.

                 BY:              *David I. Fisher

                                   David I. Fisher, Chairman
                                   Capital Group International,
                                   Inc.


                 CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL, INC.

                 BY:              *David I. Fisher

                                   David I. Fisher, Vice Chairman
                                   Capital International, Inc.


                 EMERGING MARKETS GROWTH FUND, INC.

                 BY:              *David I. Fisher

                                   David I. Fisher, Vice Chairman
                                   Emerging Markets Growth Fund,
                                   Inc.


*By

     Michael J. Downer
     Attorney-in-fact

     Signed pursuant to a Power of Attorney dated January 29, 1999
     included as an Exhibit to Schedule 13G filed with the Securities
     and Exchange Commission by Capital Group International, Inc. on
     February 10, 2000 with respect to Acclaim Entertainment, Inc