8 members of Samaria family killed in Dead Sea car accident

Parents, 6 children from community of Psagot killed in fatal head-on collision near Dead Sea. 'Inconceivable. A whole family is gone.'Ido Ben Porat, 10/30/2018, 4:42 PM

Two adults, six children killed in Dead Sea crash

Family trapped in car burns to death following car crash on Route 90 near Dead Sea in southern Israel.David Rosenberg, 10/30/2018, 2:10 PM

Jordan mourns after 20 schoolchildren killed

Following drowning, Jordan's King Abdullah says 'the pain of every mother and father is my pain'.Tzvi Lev, 10/26/2018, 4:15 PM

Victims identified in deadly crash near Dead Sea

Kfir and Shira Avitan of the Golan Heights identified as parents killed in tragic Dead Sea accident, along with daughter Gaya.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2018, 4:28 PM

Parents and baby killed in car accident near the Dead Sea

A couple and their baby were killed after a bus collided with a private vehicle on Route 90 near the Dead Sea. 14 others lightly injured.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2018, 12:38 PM

Suspect in fire at Dead Sea-area nature reserve indicted

Indictment filed for arson against one of the suspects arrested on September 11 for setting fire to the Einot Tzukim reserve.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 9/23/2018, 6:18 PM

Fire breaks out near Dead Sea

3 Arabs arrested on suspicion of starting fire which burned hundreds of acres in Einot Tzukim reserve.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2018, 8:13 PM

For the first time in decades: New hotels at the Dead Sea:

Tourism Ministry: El-Ad Group won tender, 400 new guest rooms will be built at Dead Sea.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2018, 10:05 AM

Lapid: Jordan Valley will always remain part of Israel

Yesh Atid leader says during a tour of Jordan Valley that region will remain part of Israel in any potential peace deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2018, 3:24 PM

9-year-old dies in Dead Sea hotel swimming pool

Girl drowns in hotel pool near Dead Sea in southern Israel.Reut Hadar, 7/18/2018, 9:55 AM

Parents of teens killed in flash flood demand gov't probe

Two months after 10 youths killed during school hike, parents demand Prime Minister form special gov't panel to investigate deaths.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/9/2018, 12:16 PM

Police still searching for missing truck driver

Police, rescue units, continue search for truck driver who went missing during flash flood.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2018, 8:40 PM

Searches continue for driver missing after flash flood

Police find abandoned truck, remains of flood victim believed to be 10th fatality in fateful hike. Driver of truck still missing.David Rosenberg, 4/27/2018, 8:29 AM

10 students killed after being swept away in flash flood

Teens from pre-army academy hit by flash flood during trip to southern Israel.David Rosenberg, 4/27/2018, 1:31 AM

Chilling prediction: 'We're all going to die'

Text messages sent by students who took part in fateful hike Thursday reveal predictions of disaster. 'I'm serious, we're going to die'.David Rosenberg, 4/26/2018, 8:48 PM

Dead Sea's revival with Red Sea canal edges closer to reality

Jordan, Israel, may finally begin project to save Dead Sea from drying up.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2018, 10:35 PM

Water Authority: February 2018 was an arid month

Water Authority says Israel has a deficit of 2.5 billion cubic meters, Kinneret water level still half a meter below lower red line.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2018, 4:31 PM

Possible terror attack at Dead Sea

Stabbing on beach of Dead Sea may have been terror attack, police investigating incident.David Rosenberg, 1/7/2018, 4:08 PM

'Sinkholes are a death sentence for Dead Sea towns'

Local residents say Dead Sea sinkholes are sinking their livelihood.Hezki Baruch, 9/25/2017, 2:04 PM

Kinneret reaches record low

May sees more water evaporate from Kinneret than flow into it.Yedidya Ben-Or, 6/4/2017, 10:20 AM

'She was lying broken on the floor - it was a terrible sight'

Medics describe vicious attack on MDA staff attempting to treat patient.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2017, 7:15 PM

MDA medic administers aid - and is brutally attacked

Medic treating a woman in the Dead Sea area in need of medical attention is attacked by the woman's partner.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2017, 9:25 AM

45 year old hiker dies near Dead Sea

Man dies while hiking at river near Dead Sea during Pesach. Cause of death unknown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2017, 7:46 PM

PM Netanyahu: We must act responsibly

PM says government working overtime to find Amona solution.Nitsan Keidar, 12/4/2016, 12:38 PM

Eight-year-old child drowns in hotel near Dead Sea

MDA first responders unable to save child who had been dragged out of pool. Health organization warns against leaving children unsupervised.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/10/2016, 4:18 PM

17 bids for Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project

Project is aimed at saving the ever-shrinking Dead Sea - predicted to dry up altogether by 2050 - by diverting water from the Red Sea.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2016, 3:45 PM

Oil deposit discovered near Dead Sea

Geological survey confirms presence of oil deposit north of Israeli side of Dead Sea. Value estimated between 1.2-1.8 billion shekels.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2016, 11:14 AM

Earthquake hits the Dead Sea region

Weak quake reawakens concerns over the 'big one' that may strike Israel sometime soon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2016, 10:09 AM

Ahava sold for $77 million to Chinese investors

Israeli cosmetics firm Ahava to be fully acquired by a Chinese investment group for $77 million.JTA, 4/12/2016, 5:53 AM

Jordan calls for bids for canal to save shrinking Dead Sea

Amman to launch ambitious project to save rapidly-shrinking Dead Sea, provide much-needed water resources to Jordan, Israel and PA.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2015, 3:59 PM

Watch: Rare Heat Lightning Bedazzles Jerusalem, Dead Sea

'We've never seen anything like this': stunned locals report odd lightning at end of Rosh Hashanah, as rains appear to be on their way.Ari Yashar, Reut Hadar, 9/16/2015, 4:24 PM

Earthquake Hits Israel, No Injuries, Damage Reported

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake occurred early Thursday in Israel. No injuries or damage were reported.Moshe Cohen, 7/30/2015, 2:02 PM

Jordan, Israel to Link Dead Sea with Red Sea

Deal signed in Amman to pump Red Sea into Dead Sea as part of efforts to boost Israel's water supply.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2015, 8:54 PM

Belongings of Missing Israeli Hiker Found

Keys, coat found with no sign of water damage - despite the raging storm conditions precipitating Shai Noam's disappearance.Benny Moshe, 2/23/2015, 6:57 PM

'Storm Chaser' Hikers Rescued by IDF Helicopter

It took IDF soldiers in a helicopter to rescue two youths who got stuck in a flash flood near the Dead Sea.Moshe Cohen, 11/27/2014, 8:49 AM

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

The Not Quite Dead Sea

How a controversial international project could save the eighth wonder of the world.Arik Barel, 1/16/2014, 9:00 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

'Historic' Agreement to Link Red & Dead Seas

Energy Minister Silvan Shalom announces deal with Jordan and PA to save Dead Sea, provide desalinized water to all 3 parties.Ari Yashar, 12/9/2013, 10:57 AM

Resurrecting the Dead Sea

Jordanian project seeks to save the ever-shrinking Dead Sea, whilst providing drinking water to its increasingly thirsty population.Ari Soffer, 8/19/2013, 8:30 PM

PA Moves Ahead with Plans to Register Sites with UNESCO

PA forms a committee to prepare applications to register sites on UNESCO's world heritage list, including the Dead Sea.Elad Benari, 3/7/2013, 2:13 AM

Jordan, Israel, Negotiate Over Natural Gas Deal

Jordan and Israel are negotiating a gas deal, according to officials from the Jordanian government sources.Chana Ya'ar, 2/18/2013, 5:16 PM

Satellite Technology used to Spot Sinkholes at Dead Sea

Israeli researchers are using satellite technology to identify sinkholes forming along the shores of the Dead Sea.Chana Ya'ar, 10/17/2012, 8:36 AM

Victims of Arab Terror Fight Disney Divestiture of Israeli Ahava

The Victims of Arab Terror organization (VAT) has launched a “Fight Back” campaign against Disney's divestiture of Israeli Ahava products.Chana Ya'ar, 8/20/2012, 7:32 PM

New Mikvah Opens at Dead Sea Hotel Strip

A ritual pool that can create Jewish purity at the highest level has just been opened in the lowest place on the planet – the Dead Sea.Hana Levi Julian, 7/15/2012, 1:13 PM

Israel Plans Tourism Overhaul at the Dead Sea

Israel's Tourism Ministry is planning to upgrade the hotel strip area at the southern end of the Dead Sea.Chana Ya'ar, 7/12/2012, 3:32 PM

'Dead Sea Drying' – An Ancient Pattern

Environmentalists are concerned about the Dead Sea drying up, but Tel Aviv Univ. scientists say the pattern is one as old as time itself.Chana Ya'ar, 4/16/2012, 12:14 AM

Tourism Revenues Up 4.5% in 2011

Israel's tourist industry turnover was 149 million shekels, estimates D&B. Masada leads in income.Gil Ronen, 4/9/2012, 11:49 AM

CodePink Leans on Macy's to Boycott Ahava Dead Sea Products

The radical pro-PA “CodePink” organization is pressuring Macy's Department Store to pull Ahava Dead Sea products from the shelves.Chana Ya'ar, 3/29/2012, 4:57 PM

Tourists Ignore War Threats, Flock to Israel in Record Numbers

Israel continues to attract tourists despite talk of war with Iran. The all-time high for tourism was broken last month.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/13/2012, 10:12 AM

Israel Begins to Clear Landmines

Israel's Defense Ministry has the first deal ever to allow a contractor clear landmines - thousands of them -- beginning in March.Chana Ya'ar, 1/29/2012, 6:50 PM

Jerusalem Chef Serves Up Tourism in Madrid at Largest Fair

Jerusalem chef Michael Katz is cooking up uniquely Israeli food in Madrid at the world's largest tourism fair for Spanish speakers.Chana Ya'ar, 1/18/2012, 9:13 AM

British Academics Condemn Museum for Working with Ahava

A group of prominent British academics claim a London museum is helping to break international law by collaborating with Ahava.Elad Benari, 1/18/2012, 5:16 AM

Dead Sea Rehab Deal Reached with Finance Ministry

The government and Israel Corp. have reached a deal on mineral salt harvesting to rehabilitate the Dead Sea -- but not everyone is happy.Chana Ya'ar, 12/28/2011, 4:05 PM

South African Pharmacy Faces Boycott over Dead Sea Products

Pro-Arab groups in South Africa enraged at pharmacy giant for selling Dead Sea products made in Israel.Elad Benari, 12/27/2011, 5:16 AM

Bills to Resurrect Dead Sea Pass First Reading

Two bills intended to help bring the Dead Sea back to life passed their first reading Wednesday in the Knesset.Chana Ya'ar, 12/14/2011, 4:42 PM

IDF Protects Lowest Point on Earth with Low Profile

Tourists rarely see IDF activities at the Dead Sea, but soldiers are on constant watch in the area for weapons smuggling from Jordan.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/16/2011, 2:03 PM