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

Romney, Ryan, Slam GOP Rep. for Skinny Dipping in Israel

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan criticized GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder who, it has been revealed, went skinny-dipping in the Kinneret last year.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/21/2012, 1:24 PM

Susita Site Yields Surprises

Portrait of a local man, probably from 3rd century CE, dug up just east of Sea of Galilee.Gil Ronen, 8/7/2012, 7:02 PM

Two Babies Drown in Separate Incidents

Two two-year-olds are hospitalized in critical condition after drowning in Sea of Galilee, Yarkon river.Gil Ronen, 8/1/2012, 8:28 PM

Video: British Airways Marks 80 Years in Israel

British Airways first landed in Israel with seaplanes in the Kinneret in 1932. Now it flies Boeings twice a day to Tel Aviv.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/7/2012, 11:25 AM

Videos: Minor Miracle on the Kinneret

A mammoth storm buried the official forecast of a year of drought and raised the level of the Kinneret beyond what anyone dared to imagine.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/4/2012, 8:58 PM

Scientists: Mysterious Virus Blinds, Then Kills Kinneret Fish

An until-now unknown virus is blinding the Kinneret's remaining supply of Amnon (St. Peter's fish).David Lev, 3/1/2012, 1:32 PM

Forecast: A White Sabbath

Israel is preparing for its first nationwide snowstorm in years. Snow is expected to pile up in Jerusalem on Friday and even in lower areas.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/29/2012, 10:52 AM

Snow and Rain to Drench Israel Wednesday

Jerusalem is preparing for the third snow scare of the winter, and this time it is more probable that the white stuff will pile up.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/27/2012, 1:28 PM

Wicked Storm Brings Blessed Rain

“Hurricane” Israel closes schools in the snowbound northern Golan, floods Dead Sea roads, and blesses the country with much-needed rain.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/19/2012, 8:44 AM

Get Out the Snow Boots for Shabbat

Rain – and probably snow – will fall on Jerusalem this Sabbath, weather buffs predict, as a huge winter storm heads towards Israel. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/13/2012, 10:12 AM

Mild Tremors Felt in Israel's North

A 3.1 earthquake with its epicenter east of the Sea of Galilee was recorded. No damage has been reported.Gabe Kahn., 2/9/2012, 3:21 PM

Lake Kinneret Rising With Rain

The water level in Lake Kinneret -- the Sea of Galilee -- has risen by 0.6 inches in the past 24 hours after a week with more rain.Chana Ya'ar, 1/19/2012, 11:48 AM

November Rains Reduce Drop in Lake Kinneret Water Level

Early winter rains appear to have stemmed the drop in the water level of Lake Kinneret -- but Israel still needs much, much more. Chana Ya'ar, 12/1/2011, 2:58 PM

Heavy Rains Bless Israel and Lake Kinneret

Rain storms over the weekend blessed the Land of Israel with a drink for the parched earth, and a rise in the water level of Lake Kinneret.Chana Ya'ar, 11/20/2011, 11:33 AM

Lake Kinneret Water Level Inching Towards the Black Line

The water level in Lake Kinneret, the Sea of Galilee, has dropped by nearly 11 inches in September alone, inching toward the black line.Chana Ya'ar, 10/6/2011, 1:44 PM

Lake Kinneret Water Level Drops 20 Centimeters

The water level in Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) has dropped 20 centimeters in the past month, according to environmental officials.Chana Ya'ar, 7/7/2011, 7:04 PM

Jordan Secretly Buying Israeli Water

A Jordanian paper reports that Jordan is negotiating with Israel, and not for the first time, for the purchase of water from the Sea of Galilee. Hillel Fendel, 6/6/2011, 12:24 PM

Weatherman: Winter is Far From Over

Yes, the winter started late and the rains were delayed – but more rain is still expected, and "it's not over til it's over."Hillel Fendel, 4/7/2011, 2:53 PM

Finally: Kinneret Tops Red Line

The Sea of Galilee, Israel’s largest water source, topped the “red line” over the past few days, and now stands at 212.95 meters below sea level.Hillel Fendel, 3/14/2011, 12:10 PM

Rains Continue, Kineret Rises, Desalination Limps Along

After a very late start, the winter rains are here in force – and the Sea of Galilee is benefiting. Israel still looks to desalination, however.Hillel Fendel, 2/10/2011, 12:52 PM

Despite Rain, a Dry Winter for the Kinneret

Despite recent local rainshowers, the Kinneret, a major water source, remains dangerously low.Maayana Miskin, 1/17/2011, 7:46 AM

Water Level in Lake Kinneret Inching Away from 'Red Line'

Weekend rains have brought the water level of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) up by 2.5 centimeters (1 inch), the Water Authority said Sunday.Chana Ya'ar, 1/9/2011, 11:12 AM

Rabbis Sail Out to Sea to Pray for Rain

Dozens of worshipers sail to the Kinneret and hold a public prayer for rainfall.Elad Benari, 11/25/2010, 4:49 AM

Save the River: Bilateral 'Big Jump' into the Jordan

Jews and Arabs from both sides of the Jordan River took a “Big Jump” – hoping the splash will jump-start efforts to rehabilitate the river.Hillel Fendel, 8/15/2010, 4:45 PM

Sea of Galilee Rose Six Centimeters Over Pesach

Water flowed in from the Jordan River and was not pumped out of the northern lake. The result: a 2.5 inch rise in the water level.Gil Ronen, 4/6/2010, 10:24 PM

No Solution in Sight for Water Strike

Interest in the 6-week-old Water Authority strike is sparse because it doesn't affect the water supply - but the Kinneret level remains unmeasured.Hillel Fendel, 1/13/2010, 3:10 PM

Chief Rabbi: Fast and Pray for Rain in Wake of Dire Drought

Israel's Chief Sephardic Rabbi, Rabbi Shlomo Amar, beseeches the public to fast and pray as another dry winter materializes. Malkah Fleisher, 1/12/2010, 9:47 PM

Water Authority to Strike

Water Authority workers will begin a strike on Wednesday, ignoring permit requests and halting the measurement of the Kinneret.Malkah Fleisher, 12/1/2009, 9:14 PM