Oil deposit discovered near Dead SeaGeological survey confirms presence of oil deposit north of Israeli side of Dead Sea. Value estimated between 1.2-1.8 billion shekels.
Earthquake hits the Dead Sea regionWeak quake reawakens concerns over the 'big one' that may strike Israel sometime soon.
Ahava sold for $77 million to Chinese investorsIsraeli cosmetics firm Ahava to be fully acquired by a Chinese investment group for $77 million.
Jordan calls for bids for canal to save shrinking Dead SeaAmman to launch ambitious project to save rapidly-shrinking Dead Sea, provide much-needed water resources to Jordan, Israel and PA.
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.
Earthquake Hits Israel, No Injuries, Damage ReportedA 4.3-magnitude earthquake occurred early Thursday in Israel. No injuries or damage were reported.
Jordan, Israel to Link Dead Sea with Red SeaDeal signed in Amman to pump Red Sea into Dead Sea as part of efforts to boost Israel's water supply.
Belongings of Missing Israeli Hiker FoundKeys, coat found with no sign of water damage - despite the raging storm conditions precipitating Shai Noam's disappearance.
'Storm Chaser' Hikers Rescued by IDF HelicopterIt took IDF soldiers in a helicopter to rescue two youths who got stuck in a flash flood near the Dead Sea.
January: Record-Low Water LevelsMeteorological services determine extremely arid month, Kinneret and other water bodies at lowest measures since recording started.
The Not Quite Dead SeaHow a controversial international project could save the eighth wonder of the world.
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.
'Historic' Agreement to Link Red & Dead SeasEnergy Minister Silvan Shalom announces deal with Jordan and PA to save Dead Sea, provide desalinized water to all 3 parties.
Resurrecting the Dead SeaJordanian project seeks to save the ever-shrinking Dead Sea, whilst providing drinking water to its increasingly thirsty population.
PA Moves Ahead with Plans to Register Sites with UNESCOPA forms a committee to prepare applications to register sites on UNESCO's world heritage list, including the Dead Sea.
Jordan, Israel, Negotiate Over Natural Gas DealJordan and Israel are negotiating a gas deal, according to officials from the Jordanian government sources.
Satellite Technology used to Spot Sinkholes at Dead SeaIsraeli researchers are using satellite technology to identify sinkholes forming along the shores of the Dead Sea.
Victims of Arab Terror Fight Disney Divestiture of Israeli AhavaThe Victims of Arab Terror organization (VAT) has launched a “Fight Back” campaign against Disney's divestiture of Israeli Ahava products.
New Mikvah Opens at Dead Sea Hotel StripA 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.
Israel Plans Tourism Overhaul at the Dead SeaIsrael's Tourism Ministry is planning to upgrade the hotel strip area at the southern end of the Dead Sea.
'Dead Sea Drying' – An Ancient PatternEnvironmentalists are concerned about the Dead Sea drying up, but Tel Aviv Univ. scientists say the pattern is one as old as time itself.
Tourism Revenues Up 4.5% in 2011Israel's tourist industry turnover was 149 million shekels, estimates D&B. Masada leads in income.
CodePink Leans on Macy's to Boycott Ahava Dead Sea ProductsThe radical pro-PA “CodePink” organization is pressuring Macy's Department Store to pull Ahava Dead Sea products from the shelves.
Tourists Ignore War Threats, Flock to Israel in Record NumbersIsrael continues to attract tourists despite talk of war with Iran. The all-time high for tourism was broken last month.
Israel Begins to Clear LandminesIsrael's Defense Ministry has the first deal ever to allow a contractor clear landmines - thousands of them -- beginning in March.
Jerusalem Chef Serves Up Tourism in Madrid at Largest FairJerusalem chef Michael Katz is cooking up uniquely Israeli food in Madrid at the world's largest tourism fair for Spanish speakers.
British Academics Condemn Museum for Working with AhavaA group of prominent British academics claim a London museum is helping to break international law by collaborating with Ahava.
Dead Sea Rehab Deal Reached with Finance MinistryThe government and Israel Corp. have reached a deal on mineral salt harvesting to rehabilitate the Dead Sea -- but not everyone is happy.
South African Pharmacy Faces Boycott over Dead Sea ProductsPro-Arab groups in South Africa enraged at pharmacy giant for selling Dead Sea products made in Israel.
Bills to Resurrect Dead Sea Pass First ReadingTwo bills intended to help bring the Dead Sea back to life passed their first reading Wednesday in the Knesset.
IDF Protects Lowest Point on Earth with Low ProfileTourists rarely see IDF activities at the Dead Sea, but soldiers are on constant watch in the area for weapons smuggling from Jordan.
Dead Sea Fails to Make New Seven WondersDespite a huge campaign, the Dead Sea is left out of the list of finalists for the new seven wonders of nature.
Netanyahu: Voting for the Dead Sea Will Help TourismPM 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.
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!
New Historic Films Show Warsaw Ghetto, Dead Sea SettlementsTwo historic films uploaded to the Spielberg Archive show the Warsaw Ghetto and the building of the first Dead Sea settlements in Israel.
Dead Sea Water Good for DiabeticsThe 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).
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.
Video: Countdown to ‘11/11’ on Dead Sea VoteNetanyahu calls on students and teachers to vote for the Dead Sea in the New Seven Wonders of Nature contest. Deadline in two weeks.
September a Record Month for Tourism in IsraelNew figures release show that a record number of tourists visited Israel in September.
Scientists Discover New Life in the Dead SeaA multidisciplinary team of scientists from Israel and Germany has discovered deep-sea springs, and new life in the Dead Sea.
Highest Standards for Separate Swimming in Lowest Place on EarthMen 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.
'Seven Wonders of Israel' Competition in SeptemberThe Tourism Ministry is busy with contests this fall, co-sponsoring a new competition, the "Seven Wonders of Israel" in September.
Martha Stewart Exploring IsraelHeads up, Martha Stewart fans: The First Lady of Fine Living is touring the Holy Land, examining the sacred sites and sampling the wares.
Dead Sea Campaign Takes it to The (Coffee) SleeveIsrael's Tourism Ministry reaches New York voters in their most beloved spot for the Dead Sea New7Wonders campaign -- the coffee sleeve.
Tourism Minister Has Plan to Keep Dead Sea from DyingTourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov is hoping to persuade the prime minister Monday to adopt a plan to keep the Dead Sea from dying.
Tourism Minister: No Need to Move Dead Sea HotelsHotel owners sighed in relief as two Cabinet members unveiled a plan for saving the southern Dead Sea – without relocating the hotels.
Scientists Drill 1,200 Meters Down Under Dead SeaScientists 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.
Jordanian Boycott Sabotages Int'l Environment Bike RideAn international environmental awareness cycling tour set for October 8 has been sabotaged by a Jordanian Islamist boycott of Israel.
Tourism Ministry Seeks ‘Floating Voters’ for Dead Sea ContestThe Dead Sea is great for floaters, but no floating voters allowed, say tourism officials, who want your vote for an official “world wonder.”
PA Wants Israel to OK Dead Sea Tourist Scheme$2.1 billion investment would include tourist resort and a new PA city near Jericho.
PA Confiscates, Destroys $50,000 Worth of Israeli GoodsThe PA, encouraged by EU boycotts of products in Judea and Samaria, dumped $50,000 worth of Dead Sea cosmetics in trash containers on Wednesday.
Ahava Products Turn Dutch Officials RedDutch officials are investigating Ahava Dead Sea products to determine if minerals are stolen from "occupied" Arabs.
Highest Votes Sought for Lowest Point on EarthIsrael 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.
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.
Gas Bonanza Investors Ready to Dive in Dead Sea for Black GoldThe Dead Sea is alive with oil, believes Yitzchak Tshuva, who heads the consortium that found billions of dollars of gas in the Mediterranean.
Dead Sea a Finalist in World Wonder ContestA 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.
Dead Sea Faces Lively Competition as World WonderThe Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, is in a high place in the competition for recognition as a world wonder.