Israel approves $30 million plan to counter 5-year drought

Israel approves $30 million plan to counter 5-year drought

Plan would include pumping of desalinated water into Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) to replenish Israel's reservoir.JTA, 6/10/2018, 10:09 PM
'Stop public prayers for rain'

'Stop public prayers for rain'

Chief Rabbi of Israel orders special prayer for rain be stopped in public prayers, following recent precipitation.Mordechai Sones, 1/28/2018, 4:47 PM
Water Authority to farmers: We have no water left for you

Water Authority to farmers: We have no water left for you

Water Authority welcomes approaching rainstorm but notes December was particularly bleak after four consecutive drought years.Mordechai Sones, 1/4/2018, 4:36 PM
'We're praying for rain instead of building the Holy Temple'

'We're praying for rain instead of building the Holy Temple'

Temple Institute head Rabbi Yisrael Ariel quotes Haggai the Prophet, says solution to drought is to build Holy Temple.Benny Tucker, 12/29/2017, 10:31 AM
Watch: Thousands pray for rain at Western Wall

Watch: Thousands pray for rain at Western Wall

Minister Uri Ariel calls for mass prayer held at Western Wall for end to severe multi-year drought.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2017, 5:28 PM
Leading haredi rabbi calls for fasting over drought

Leading haredi rabbi calls for fasting over drought

Leading haredi rabbi calls for public fast day over lack of rainfall in Israel. 'The Holy One is angry at us.'Tzvi Lev, 12/24/2017, 8:24 AM
'If next winter is arid, we're going to have a huge problem'

'If next winter is arid, we're going to have a huge problem'

Water Authority warns continued drought may render Kinneret undrinkable, destroy ecosystem.Benny Tucker, 9/8/2017, 7:47 AM
Israeli company that makes water from air launches pilot program

Israeli company that makes water from air launches pilot program

Water-Gen, which captures humidity from the air, launches pilot program to help Florida deal with severe drought.JTA, 6/21/2017, 8:33 PM
'We need to save the Kinneret'

'We need to save the Kinneret'

Water Authority warns about unprecedented water shortage in Israel's primary reservoir. 'Since 1920 we've never seen anything like this.'Benny Toker, 6/6/2017, 8:09 AM
Worst winter in a decade nears end

Worst winter in a decade nears end

The Water Authority says this winter marks fourth year in a row of below-average rainfall.Hillel Fendel, 3/23/2017, 3:15 PM
Arab water theft leaves Jewish towns high and dry

Arab water theft leaves Jewish towns high and dry

Mekorot water company says bulk of water shortages in Judea and Samaria towns due to Palestinian Authority's illegal water connections.David Rosenberg, 7/5/2016, 5:33 PM
February heat wave exacerbates drought in Israel

February heat wave exacerbates drought in Israel

Three years of hotter-than-usual Februarys in a row, coupled with an ongoing drought have hit Israel's water supply.David Rosenberg, 3/3/2016, 10:14 AM
Israel faces third year of drought

Israel faces third year of drought

Israel Water Authority declares third year of drought as Kinneret fails to make substantial rise, and Dead Sea continues to shrink.Raphael Poch, 2/4/2016, 2:07 PM
Drought Declared in the Negev

Drought Declared in the Negev

Farmers to receive compensation for poor crop yield; sections in the North also affected.Yedidya Ben-Or, 6/1/2014, 4:15 PM
Continental US Facing Worst Drought in Decades

Continental US Facing Worst Drought in Decades

The US is facing its worst drought in half a century, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Drought Monitor.Chana Ya'ar, 11/23/2012, 5:14 AM
Ahmadinejad Accuses West of Destroying Rain Clouds

Ahmadinejad Accuses West of Destroying Rain Clouds

Iranian President Ahmadinejad has accused the West of destroying his country’s rain clouds in an effort to bring about a drought. Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/12/2012, 2:03 PM
JNF Reservoirs Helped Israel Through Drought

JNF Reservoirs Helped Israel Through Drought

Arutz Sheva visits the JNF’s booth at the Cleantech exhibition, learns how JNF helped enrich Israel with 260 million cubic meters of water.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 7/4/2012, 4:12 AM
White Weekend Opens Mt. Hermon to Skiers

White Weekend Opens Mt. Hermon to Skiers

A weekend of winter white allowed Mt. Hermon to open Sunday for skiing with a meter of snow cover on lower slopes and 1.5 meters higher up.Chana Ya'ar, 1/15/2012, 2:00 PM
Israel Faces Official Drought, Year 8

Israel Faces Official Drought, 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 Kinneret

November Rains Reduce Drop in Kinneret

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
Clinton Advocates for "Feed the Future"

Clinton Advocates for "Feed the Future"

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeals for continued support of the "Feed the Future" program which fights the drought in Africa.Elad Benari, 8/11/2011, 9:47 PM
Dry Winter for the Kinneret

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
Thousands Beseech G-d for Rain

Thousands Beseech G-d for Rain

Jews gathered near the site of their forefathers' Temples to ask G-d to provide rain for the parched Land of Israel.Gil Ronen, 11/29/2010, 10:52 PM
Driest November Since '62

Driest November Since '62

The sore lack of rain this winter has united the religious and secular publics in public prayers for water.Hillel Fendel, 11/29/2010, 2:05 PM
Prayers for Rain at Kotel Monday

Prayers for Rain at Kotel Monday

Chief Rabbis Metzger and Amar will take part in Kotel prayer at 3:30 PM. They have declared a fast day as well.Gil Ronen, 11/28/2010, 8:23 PM
Tomato Prices Skyrocket

Tomato Prices Skyrocket

Sky-rocketing tomato prices lead Agriculture Ministry to consider importing from Turkey. At least one charity group is giving tomatoes to the poor.Hillel Fendel, 10/14/2010, 7:04 PM
Syria Drought: 800,000 Refugees

Syria Drought: 800,000 Refugees

A four year drought in northeastern Syria has driven hundreds of thousands of farmers into refugee camps.Gil Ronen, 8/30/2010, 9:09 AM