Record low rainfall in February

The Sea of Galilee rose by just 22 cm as opposed to an annual average of 60cm in the corresponding period.Shlomo Piotrokowski, 3/6/2017, 4:16 PM

Forecast: Snow in the north and possibly in the center

Rains expected through Thursday evening. Snow on northern mountains peaks tomorrow and Thursday morning, likely reaching central hills.Yedidya ben Ohr, 2/14/2017, 11:11 PM

Kinneret rises 3 centimeters during weekend rains

Winter storms raise Kinneret level by 3cm, Hermon opens to visitors.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 1/29/2017, 10:03 AM

Kinneret water level rises slowly

Kinneret level rises a centimeter in a week, temperatures to rise until Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2017, 8:58 AM

Woman found murdered near the Sea of Galilee

A 31-year-old resident of Kibbutz Ginosar was found murdered near the road adjacent to the Sea of Galilee. Police are investigating.Yoel Domb, 12/21/2016, 3:12 PM

Israel gets snow, rain, during winter storm

Lake Kinneret rises as snow falls in Hermon Mountain area, other parts of Israel's north.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2016, 11:26 AM

Heavy rains raise Kinneret 5 centimeters

Storm ends dry-spell, raises Kinneret at fast-rate in four years.Orly Harari, 12/4/2016, 11:38 AM

90 year-low in Jordan River causing drop in Sea of Galilee

Lack of precipitation over past couple of years causes problems at the Sea of Galilee. Authority implementing measures to cope with drought.ILTV, 11/7/2016, 12:34 PM

Ottoman-era explosives removed from bottom of Kinneret

5 artillery shells from Turkish era removed from Kinneret and destroyed by sappers; 'we knew they can explode even after 100 years.'Shai Landesman, 9/7/2016, 10:34 AM

On Holocaust Memorial Day: Stolen tefilin set on fire

Yeshiva students camping at Kinneret discover their religious belongings were horribly desecrated on the day commemorating the Holocaust.Shoshana Miskin, 5/5/2016, 6:15 PM

300 tons of trash in Kinneret during Passover

Half a million tourists visit Kinneret beaches, authorities prepare large-scale cleaning operations ahead of holiday weekend.Shoshana Miskin, 4/28/2016, 4:40 PM

100K visit Kinneret, leave 90 tons of garbage

Kinneret Authority launches major cleanup campaign due to the influx of tourists and beachgoers.Reut Hadar, 4/26/2016, 6:02 PM

February heat wave exacerbates drought in Israel

Three years of hotter-than-usual Februarys in a row, coupled with an ongoing drought have hit Israel's water supply.David Rosenberg, 3/3/2016, 10:14 AM

Israel faces third year of drought, Kinneret rises only 22 cm

Israel Water Authority declares third year of drought as Kinneret fails to make substantial rise, and Dead Sea continues to shrink.Raphael Poch, 2/4/2016, 2:07 PM

Forecast: Clear skies and temperatures on the rise

Israel will experience several days of warm and sunny weather before another day of rain at end of the week.Cynthia Blank, 1/10/2016, 9:08 AM

Kineret Sea begins to climb, fairly little and fairly late

Sea of Galilee, Israel's largest water source, is doing poorly – but desalination saves the day.Hillel Fendel, 1/6/2016, 3:45 AM

Recent archaeological find confirms Talmudic passage

In spite of Talmudic passage saying that the town of Kursia was Jewish, archaeologist had believed it was pagan.Raphael Poch, 12/18/2015, 2:59 PM

Hebrew letters prove existence of ancient Jewish town

Marble board found in Galilee's Kursi National Park suggest ancient Jewish town where Jesus performed 'Miracle of the Swine' existed.Cynthia Blank, 12/16/2015, 8:25 PM

Kinneret water level falling despite rain

Kinneret water level just above the lower red line; however, Israel's other water sources flourishing.Tova Dvorin, 11/8/2015, 7:43 AM

Israel 'Flips' Fresh Kinneret Water for Desalinated Jordan Water

Hundreds of people in Israel have signed a petition against a transfer of some 50 million cubic meters of Kinneret water to Jordan.Yaakov Levi, 8/30/2015, 5:54 PM

80-Year-Old, Blind Swimmer, Join Charity Swim Across Kinneret

Hundreds of women participate in annual swim to raise money for special needs fund in Gush Etzion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2015, 7:59 PM

Body Found in Kinneret Identified as Missing Border Policeman

Body found in Sea of Galilee Wednesday night identified as Border Policemen Tal Kadoshim, who went missing over Passover holiday.Orly Harari, 5/14/2015, 1:08 PM

Body Found in Kinneret May be of Missing Border Policeman

Naval sonar finds body believed to be that of Tal Kadoshim who went missing in April in the Sea of Galilee.Uzi Baruch, 5/14/2015, 12:16 AM

Family Begs for Help to Find Missing Son in Sea of Galilee

Family of Tal Kadoshim, 21, who disappeared after collision on Sea of Galilee, asks all of Israel to help find the border patrolman.Cynthia Blank, 4/13/2015, 7:57 PM

Police Search for Fisherman Blown Out to Sea

40 year-old Israeli man apparently became stranded after his raft was blown far away from the Kinneret's shores.Yishai Karov, 2/27/2015, 1:59 PM

Sea of Galilee Begins its Winter Climb

Yesterday's heavy rains bring welcome rise in levels at Israel's main water source - first increase in five months.Hillel Fendel, 10/20/2014, 12:37 PM

Hundreds Swim the Kinneret to Help Special Needs Young Adults

More than 300 women, from Israel and the world, participated in the 5th annual Women's Sadnat Shiluv BeEmunah Swimathon in the Kinneret., 6/2/2014, 1:42 AM

New Leads in Case of IAF Fighter Missing for 52 Years

The personal effects of Yakir Naveh, missing since 1962, have finally been found. But where is he?Tova Dvorin, 3/25/2014, 3:15 PM

Forecast: Rainy ‘Costume Day,’ Warm Purim

Rain to continue on Thursday and Friday, but clear up by Purim.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2014, 11:35 AM

Israel Facing Extreme Drought, Experts Concerned

Experts worry over driest year since 1927, as Kinneret reportedly loses four centimeters in February.Tova Dvorin, 2/24/2014, 7:24 PM

January: Record-Low Water Levels

Meteorological services determine extremely arid month, Kinneret and other water bodies at lowest measures since recording started.Ari Yashar, 2/3/2014, 9:28 AM

Forecast: Local Showers, Cooler Weather

Rain to return with light local showers in north, center of the country.Maayana Miskin, 1/12/2014, 12:06 PM

Forecast: Chilly, No Rain

Weather forecasters predict a largely rain-free week.Maayana Miskin, 1/5/2014, 9:31 AM

Storm a Boon to Aquifers, the Kinneret

The “storm to end all storms" that hit Israel this past weekend brought much needed moisture to the country's aquifers, Sea of Galilee.David Lev, 12/15/2013, 4:49 PM

The Good News: Kinneret Rises by Ten Centimeters After Storm

Kinneret water level rises significantly in three-day period; more rises expected once snow begins melting in northern cities.Tova Dvorin, 12/15/2013, 2:31 PM

Water-Sharing Initiative Officially Signed in Washington

"This is a historic agreement," says Minister Silvan Shalom as he signs a deal with Jordan and PA to save the Dead Sea.Elad Benari, 12/10/2013, 4:43 AM

Water Authority Worried: Kinneret Too High

After bountiful rains last winter, officials now worried that Israel may have too much water., 11/6/2013, 3:46 AM

Galilee: Fifth Quake in a Week

Earthquake measuring 3.3 on Richter scale was centered in the Sea of Galilee.Gil Ronen, 10/22/2013, 10:12 AM

Concerns as Israel Hit by Two Earthquakes in One Day

Israel experienced not one, but two earthquakes on Sunday, raising fears that a significant geological event is in the offing.David Lev, 10/20/2013, 5:10 PM

Minor Earthquake Felt Near Kinneret

An earthquake was felt in northern Israel Thursday night with its epicenter in the Kinneret. No injuries or damage were reported.David Lev, 10/18/2013, 12:00 AM

Ancient Structure Found Under Sea of Galilee

Underwater archaeologists have found an ancient structure built from large basalt stones, under the Sea of Galilee, Lake Kinneret.Arutz Sheva staff, 6/10/2013, 7:33 PM

Kinneret Starts to Drop

The Kinneret begins its summer fall as rain stops.Maayana Miskin, 5/5/2013, 1:21 PM

Forecast: Hot, Dry Weather, Rain in Arava

Weather is expected to be hot and dry, with dust in some places, chance of rain in others. , 4/26/2013, 11:05 AM

Monumental Cone-Shaped Structure Found in Sea of Galilee

Nautical archeologists think structure may have been built onshore and then submerged.Gil Ronen, 4/10/2013, 8:57 PM

Lake Kinneret Still Rising with Approach of Spring

With the approach of spring, Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is still rising and is now barely one meter short of its maximum capacity.Chana Ya'ar, 3/14/2013, 2:19 PM

MK: Israel's Water Guaranteed 'Chametz-Free'

Israelis will again drink underground "well water" this Passover, because of fears that the Kinneret may contain chametz.David Lev, 3/3/2013, 9:58 PM

Lake Kinneret Still Rising as Winter Winds Down

The water level of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is still rising as the winter season begins to wind down.Chana Ya'ar, 3/3/2013, 10:15 AM

Stormy Weather Raises Kinneret Waters, Causes Power Outages

Lake Kinneret once again rose Thursday as rain poured down upon the Land of Israel, causing power outages around the country.Chana Ya'ar, 1/31/2013, 6:45 PM

Kinneret Rises 10.5 Centimeters with More Winter Rain

Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is continuing to rise in what is being seen as the most bountiful rainy season in a decade. Chana Ya'ar, 1/27/2013, 10:25 AM

Kinneret Hits Halfway Point

The Kinneret is halfway between two “red lines,” one for dangerously low waters, the other for high waters.Maayana Miskin, 1/20/2013, 11:22 AM

Kinneret Rises 5 Inches over Sabbath

Sea of Galilee has risen by 84 cm since rainy spell began.Gil Ronen, 1/13/2013, 1:05 PM

Kinneret Rises 78 Centimeters in One Week

The Kinneret rose by 78 centimeters thanks to a week of rain.Maayana Miskin, 1/11/2013, 11:33 AM

Rainy Week Begins, Storm Shuts Down Trains, Highways

Israel begins what is anticipated to be a very rainy week with a storm that shuts down train stations, leaves drivers stranded. Maayana Miskin, 1/6/2013, 12:11 PM

Sea of Galilee Rises by 7 Inches in Day

The rise sets a 10-year record for December. Kinneret rose 24 cm (9.5 inches) since Thursday.Gil Ronen, 12/22/2012, 10:04 PM

First 'Rains of Blessing' Expected for Shabbat

Winter is expected to finally arrive in Israel this weekend, with plunging temperatures, heavy wind and rain, and thunder and lighting.David Lev, 11/8/2012, 2:05 PM

August Surprise: Heavy Rain in Western Galilee

Northern coastal Israel experienced an extremely rare August event – a significant rain storm.David Lev, 8/30/2012, 1:58 PM

Lake Kinneret Water Level Suffers Dramatic Drop

The water level in Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) has dropped by 26 inches (66 cm) since mid-May, and is still expected to drop further.Chana Ya'ar, 8/23/2012, 1:05 PM