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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

Dead Sea Fails to Make New Seven Wonders

Despite a huge campaign, the Dead Sea is left out of the list of finalists for the new seven wonders of nature.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/11/2011, 10:33 PM

Netanyahu: Voting for the Dead Sea Will Help Tourism

PM Netanyahu in a last effort to encourage votes for the Dead Sea as one of the new seven wonders of nature: It will encourage tourism.Elad Benari, 11/10/2011, 6:42 AM

Vote for the Dead Sea Now!

Only two days left before the final tally for the international New7Wonders of Nature competition. Vote for the Dead Sea now!Chana Ya'ar, 11/9/2011, 2:06 PM

New Historic Films Show Warsaw Ghetto, Dead Sea Settlements

Two historic films uploaded to the Spielberg Archive show the Warsaw Ghetto and the building of the first Dead Sea settlements in Israel. Chana Ya'ar, 11/7/2011, 6:01 PM

Dead Sea Water Good for Diabetics

The lowest place on earth has the power to bring down a person's high blood sugar, a new study claims. (Vote for Dead Sea in contest below).Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 11/6/2011, 3:15 PM

PA Tells UNESCO Dead Sea an Arab ’Heritage Site’

The PA uses its new UNESCO seat to claim the Dead Sea as a “heritage site” and also joins the ‘7 Wonders’ contest to claim part of the sea. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/2/2011, 11:52 AM

Video: Countdown to ‘11/11’ on Dead Sea Vote

Netanyahu calls on students and teachers to vote for the Dead Sea in the New Seven Wonders of Nature contest. Deadline in two weeks. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/25/2011, 1:47 PM

September a Record Month for Tourism in Israel

New figures release show that a record number of tourists visited Israel in September.Elad Benari, 10/11/2011, 7:44 AM

Scientists Discover New Life in the Dead Sea

A multidisciplinary team of scientists from Israel and Germany has discovered deep-sea springs, and new life in the Dead Sea.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 9/21/2011, 9:58 AM

Highest Standards for Separate Swimming in Lowest Place on Earth

Men and women can now swim separately at the highest standards, at a lovely new beach in the lowest place on earth. The launch was Monday.Chana Ya'ar, 9/19/2011, 8:04 PM

'Seven Wonders of Israel' Competition in September

The Tourism Ministry is busy with contests this fall, co-sponsoring a new competition, the "Seven Wonders of Israel" in September.Chana Ya'ar, 9/5/2011, 8:10 PM

Martha Stewart Exploring Israel

Heads up, Martha Stewart fans: The First Lady of Fine Living is touring the Holy Land, examining the sacred sites and sampling the wares. Chana Ya'ar, 9/4/2011, 11:25 AM

Dead Sea Campaign Takes it to The (Coffee) Sleeve

Israel's Tourism Ministry reaches New York voters in their most beloved spot for the Dead Sea New7Wonders campaign -- the coffee sleeve. Chana Ya'ar, 9/1/2011, 9:58 AM

Tourism Minister Has Plan to Keep Dead Sea from Dying

Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov is hoping to persuade the prime minister Monday to adopt a plan to keep the Dead Sea from dying.Chana Ya'ar, 6/27/2011, 1:14 AM

Tourism Minister: No Need to Move Dead Sea Hotels

Hotel owners sighed in relief as two Cabinet members unveiled a plan for saving the southern Dead Sea – without relocating the hotels.Hillel Fendel, 5/23/2011, 6:08 PM

Scientists Drill 1,200 Meters Down Under Dead Sea

Scientists are drilling a 1,200-meter bore hole under the northern Dead Sea in a search for the region's geological, climatic and cultural past.Chana Ya'ar , 11/18/2010, 12:45 PM

Jordanian Boycott Sabotages Int'l Environment Bike Ride

An international environmental awareness cycling tour set for October 8 has been sabotaged by a Jordanian Islamist boycott of Israel.Chana Ya'ar, 10/7/2010, 4:07 PM

Tourism Ministry Seeks ‘Floating Voters’ for Dead Sea Contest

The Dead Sea is great for floaters, but no floating voters allowed, say tourism officials, who want your vote for an official “world wonder.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/2/2010, 10:52 PM

PA Wants Israel to OK Dead Sea Tourist Scheme

$2.1 billion investment would include tourist resort and a new PA city near Jericho.Gil Ronen, 3/26/2010, 7:29 AM

PA Confiscates, Destroys $50,000 Worth of Israeli Goods

The PA, encouraged by EU boycotts of products in Judea and Samaria, dumped $50,000 worth of Dead Sea cosmetics in trash containers on Wednesday. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/17/2009, 8:26 AM

Ahava Products Turn Dutch Officials Red

Dutch officials are investigating Ahava Dead Sea products to determine if minerals are stolen from "occupied" Arabs.Malkah Fleisher, 12/15/2009, 11:03 PM

Highest Votes Sought for Lowest Point on Earth

Israel asks the Diaspora to help turn the Dead Sea – the lowest point on Earth – to the highest in the world’s seven natural wonders contest. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/1/2009, 10:42 AM

Photo Essay: Black Gold Beneath the Cliffs of Tzuk Tamrur?

The Tzuk Tamrur cliffs that rim the road down to the Dead Sea may hide a new energy source. The mineral-rich region brims with potential.Hana Levi Julian, 9/10/2009, 1:09 PM

Gas Bonanza Investors Ready to Dive in Dead Sea for Black Gold

The Dead Sea is alive with oil, believes Yitzchak Tshuva, who heads the consortium that found billions of dollars of gas in the Mediterranean.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu , 9/10/2009, 10:40 AM

Dead Sea a Finalist in World Wonder Contest

A panel of experts chose the Dead Sea as one of 28 finalists competing in the New 7 Wonders of Nature contest. Voting is now open to the public. Yehudah Lev Kay, 7/21/2009, 5:13 PM

Dead Sea Faces Lively Competition as World Wonder

The Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, is in a high place in the competition for recognition as a world wonder.Avraham Zuroff, 7/10/2009, 6:39 AM