Kinneret Rising as Snow, Rain Keep Falling

Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)'s waters are rising as snow and rain continue to fall, bringing desperately-needed water to parched land.Chana Ya'ar, 3/1/2012, 5:10 PM

A Blessing of Winter Rain Raises Lake Kinneret

The blessing of winter rain helped raise the water level in Lake Kinneret this weekend, but more rain -- and prayers -- are still needed.Chana Ya'ar, 1/29/2012, 2:32 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

Israel Faces Official Drought for Year 8

Israel is being hit with another official drought for the eighth year in a row, according to the country's Water Authority.Chana Ya'ar, 1/2/2012, 9:31 PM

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

Water – Bridge over Troubled Mideast or Bridge to Peace?

The Arab-Israeli need for water can be a bridge to peace and not a reason for bloodshed, says Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/15/2011, 3:04 PM

MK Landau Calls For End to Israel's Water Tax

National Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau has called for an end to the VAT on water saying its is a "tax on a basic need for survival."Gabe Kahn., 8/8/2011, 7:25 PM

As Kassams Fall, Israel Hands Water, 'Gestures' Over to Gaza

A woman was hurt by a Kassam rocket Monday, a day before Israel announced a slew of 'gestures' for Gaza Arabs.David Lev, 8/2/2011, 9:19 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

Israel to PA: Cooperate on Water or Hurt Your Own People

The PA is refusing to cooperate with Israel on water conservation and quality control, leaving its own people in the lurch. Chana Ya'ar, 6/1/2011, 7:03 PM

Israeli Water Supply for Palestinian Authority Refutes ‘Big Lie’

The PA claims Israel denies water for Arabs, but reports prove Israel – unlike Jordan before 1967 – has connected most of the PA to water grid.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/20/2011, 5:27 PM

Kinneret Rises, but Slowly

The Kinneret has started to rise – but far more slowly than in previous years, with just one-fourth last year's increase.Maayana Miskin, 2/6/2011, 8:35 PM

Israel's New Water Crisis Management Plan

Israel's Cabinet has approved a multi-prong plan to deal with the growing water crisis in the country. First up: more desalination.Chana Ya'ar, 1/30/2011, 11:04 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

Indirect Talks with Syria to Trade ‘Apples for Water’

Israel and Syria are involved in indirect talks to export Israeli apples in return for Syrian water, according to Likud’s Druze MK Ayoub Kara.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/4/2011, 4:49 PM

Yeshiva Students Win Prize for Water-Saving Sensor

Students at Machon Lev, a Torah-and-technology institution, have developed a small, cheap sensor that warns of water leaks in home piping systems.Hillel Fendel, 12/16/2010, 2:08 PM

Landau: Despite the Rain, There’s a Looming Water Crisis

Israel's Minister of National Infrastructure asks government offices to work together to solve Israel’s continuing water crisis.Elad Benari, 12/14/2010, 8:05 AM

Israel Shares Desalinization Expertise with Jordan and PA

Technological cooperation works as Israeli company conducts desalination seminar for Jordanians and PA Arabs in Kibbutz Shefayim. Elad Benari, 11/22/2010, 8:40 AM

PA Arabs 'Augment' Water Supply, Israel Responds

Though the PA has its own water system, Arabs often illegally siphon water from Israeli pipes. Mekorot/police disconnected 230 pirate connections.Hillel Fendel, 8/30/2010, 3:28 PM

100,000 Water-Conserving Devices Installed in Israeli Homes

Water Authority project installs "Chas-cham" conserving device on sinks in over 40,000 homes in central and southern Israel. Eli Stutz, 8/17/2010, 5:24 PM

Water Theft Plagues Hevron Region

Jews living in the Hevron region face daily water theft at the hands of their PA neighbors; thieves use as much as 75% of water.Maayana Miskin, 6/24/2010, 6:15 PM

Israel Plans Huge New Desalination Plant

The cabinet has approved construction of a desalination plant south of Tel Aviv that is to supply 300 million cubic meters of water per year.Maayana Miskin, 6/21/2010, 4:55 PM

Netanyahu Speeds Plans for Desalination

PM asks for quick answers on proposed desalination project, commits to cutting bureaucracy to slash water prices.Maayana Miskin, 4/11/2010, 7:54 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

Jerusalem to Recycle Mikvah Water

The city of Jerusalem will reuse water from mikvaot (ritual baths) in hopes of saving water and money.Hillel Fendel and Maayana Miskin, 3/15/2010, 3:53 PM

Knesset Committee OK's Waste Water Treatment Bill

The Knesset Committee for the Interior and Environmental Protection on Monday approved a bill accelerating the treatment of waste water in Israel.Hana Levi Julian, 1/26/2010, 12:44 PM

Young Man Winter Brings Snow and Rain

The first snow of the winter dumped up to two feet of the white stuff on the upper slopes of the Hermon. Flood warnings were posted in the south.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/25/2010, 2:46 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

MKs Scramble as Comptroller Lashes Out at Water Price Hikes

Lindenstrauss says steep imminent water price hikes were not set professionally and will hurt weaker sectors. MKs Regev,. Hasson: Stop the hikes.Hillel Fendel, 12/30/2009, 11:08 AM

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

Desalinating, Securing and Preserving Water in Wake of Shortage

Three Israeli companies are trying to solve the water crisis, each in its own area – desalinating, securing and preserving.Yoni Kempinski, 11/19/2009, 4:14 PM

Arab-Affairs Expert: ‘Syria Wants Water, Not Peace'

Arab/Islamic affairs expert Prof. Moshe Sharon says Syrian threats of war need not scare Israel – and we must not give them access to our water.Hillel Fendel, 11/11/2009, 12:28 PM

Jordanian Professor: Israel Will Go to War over Water

A professor in Jordan, considered one of Israel’s warmest Arab neighbors, charges that Israel will wage war against Egypt and Lebanon for water.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/7/2009, 8:56 PM

PA Violating Water Accords as Israel Faces Crisis

The Water Authority rejects claims by Amnesty that Israelis drink at the PA’s expense. “The PA is violating Oslo Accords with illegal drilling.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/26/2009, 4:15 PM

Israeli, Jordanian Scientists Squeezing Costs from Desalination

Israeli and Jordanian scientists are working on a new way to reduce the cost of purifying water from the sea.Hana Levi Julian, 8/26/2009, 5:21 PM

Drought? What Drought? Arab Towns Waste More Water

The Israel Water Works Association explains why Arab local authorities waste the most water, even during drought.IsraelNN TV staff, 8/2/2009, 9:40 PM

Did Israel Sign a Deal With Turkey to Import Water?

The State Comptroller has been asked to review a water import deal that was signed with Turkey in 2004 but never was implementedZalman Nelson, 7/7/2009, 3:36 PM

Israeli Scientists Discover 'Self-Watering' Desert Plant

Scientists discovered that a rare desert plant waters itself, enabling it to receive 16 times the amount of rainwater that falls on it each year.Yehudah Lev Kay, 7/5/2009, 4:36 PM