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Gantz to tour Northern Dead Sea - will he support sovereignty?

Gantz to tour Northern Dead Sea - will he support sovereignty?

Blue and White chairman to visit Megilot Regional Council with MKs Moshe Ya'alon, Yoaz Hendel, Orna Barbivay and Alon Schuster.Orli Harari, 21/01/2020 06:43
Perfect vacation for the body and soul

Perfect vacation for the body and soul

Tour Plus is organizing a fantastic week in a 5 star hotel at the Dead Sea for the religious Zionist publicSponsored Content, 10/11/2019 15:55
Arab protesters wave PLO flag from northern Dead Sea

Arab protesters wave PLO flag from northern Dead Sea

Dozens of Palestinians protest PM Netanyahu's announcement that Israel intends to annex the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/09/2019 20:19
US Amb.: Friendships, not papers, create peace

US Amb.: Friendships, not papers, create peace

Seeking to build on Bahrain workshop, Israeli and Palestinian Authority businessmen tour Dead Sea region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/07/2019 18:59
Watch: Why is the Dead Sea so salty?

Watch: Why is the Dead Sea so salty?

New research explains why salt crystals are piling up on the deepest parts of the Dead Sea’s floor.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/07/2019 09:27
Dead Sea area rocked by earthquake

Dead Sea area rocked by earthquake

An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter Scale felt in the area of the Dead Sea. No injuries or damage reported.Marcy Oster, JTA, 27/06/2019 08:55
Kinneret rose 11 centimeters in May

Kinneret rose 11 centimeters in May

Dead Sea level still dropping, but less than last year.Orly Harari, 04/06/2019 14:08
'World's longest salt cave' found in Israel

'World's longest salt cave' found in Israel

Israeli explorers say a salt cave with striking stalactites near the Dead Sea is the world's longest, beating the record-holder in Iran.AFP, 28/03/2019 05:17
New campaign calls on gov't to fix Israel's 'highway of blood'

New campaign calls on gov't to fix Israel's 'highway of blood'

After 17 Israelis killed on Dead Sea Highway within the last month alone, residents demand that the government prevent the next tragedy.Tzvi Lev, 08/11/2018 18:11
Driver involved in Dead Sea crash which killed family identified

Driver involved in Dead Sea crash which killed family identified

Identity released of man suspected of driving under the influence in crash that wiped out Atar family.David Rosenberg, 05/11/2018 11:01
Atar family laid to rest

Atar family laid to rest

Hundreds attend funerals of the 8 members of the Atar family, killed in car accident near Dead Sea.Yoni Kempinski, Eliran Aharon, 31/10/2018 16:01
8 members of Samaria family killed in Dead Sea car accident

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, 30/10/2018 16:42
Two adults, six children killed in Dead Sea crash

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, 30/10/2018 14:10
Jordan mourns after 20 schoolchildren killed

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, 26/10/2018 16:15
Victims identified in deadly crash near Dead Sea

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, 18/10/2018 16:28
Parents and baby killed in car accident near the Dead Sea

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, 18/10/2018 12:38
Suspect in fire at Dead Sea-area nature reserve indicted

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, 23/09/2018 18:18
Fire breaks out near Dead Sea

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, 11/09/2018 20:13
For the first time in decades: New hotels at the Dead Sea:

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, 25/07/2018 10:05
Lapid: Jordan Valley will always remain part of Israel

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, 23/07/2018 15:24
9-year-old dies in Dead Sea hotel swimming pool

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

Girl drowns in hotel pool near Dead Sea in southern Israel.Reut Hadar, 18/07/2018 09:55
Parents of teens killed in flash flood demand gov't probe

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, 09/07/2018 12:16
Police still searching for missing truck driver

Police still searching for missing truck driver

Police, rescue units, continue search for truck driver who went missing during flash flood.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/04/2018 20:40
Searches continue for driver missing after flash flood

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, 27/04/2018 08:29
10 students killed after being swept away in flash flood

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, 27/04/2018 01:31
Chilling prediction: 'We're all going to die'

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, 26/04/2018 20:48
Dead Sea's revival with Red Sea canal edges closer to reality

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, 19/03/2018 22:35
Water Authority: February 2018 was an arid month

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, 05/03/2018 16:31
Possible terror attack at Dead Sea

Possible terror attack at Dead Sea

Stabbing on beach of Dead Sea may have been terror attack, police investigating incident.David Rosenberg, 07/01/2018 16:08
'Sinkholes are a death sentence for Dead Sea towns'

'Sinkholes are a death sentence for Dead Sea towns'

Local residents say Dead Sea sinkholes are sinking their livelihood.Hezki Baruch, 25/09/2017 14:04
Kinneret reaches record low

Kinneret reaches record low

May sees more water evaporate from Kinneret than flow into it.Yedidya Ben-Or, 04/06/2017 10:20
'She was lying broken on the floor - it was a terrible sight'

'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, 28/05/2017 19:15
MDA medic administers aid - and is brutally attacked

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, 28/05/2017 09:25
45 year old hiker dies near Dead Sea

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, 12/04/2017 19:46
PM Netanyahu: We must act responsibly

PM Netanyahu: We must act responsibly

PM says government working overtime to find Amona solution.Nitsan Keidar, 04/12/2016 12:38
Eight-year-old child drowns in hotel near Dead Sea

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, 10/07/2016 16:18
17 bids for Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project

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, 21/06/2016 15:45
Oil deposit discovered near Dead Sea

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, 01/05/2016 11:14
Earthquake hits the Dead Sea region

Earthquake hits the Dead Sea region

Weak quake reawakens concerns over the 'big one' that may strike Israel sometime soon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/04/2016 10:09
Ahava sold for $77 million to Chinese investors

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, 12/04/2016 05:53
Jordan calls for bids for Red Sea-Dead Sea canal

Jordan calls for bids for Red Sea-Dead Sea canal

Amman to launch ambitious project to save rapidly-shrinking Dead Sea, provide much-needed water resources to Jordan, Israel and PA.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2015 15:59
Rare Heat Lightning Bedazzles Jerusalem, Dead Sea

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, 16/09/2015 16:24
Earthquake Hits Israel, No Injuries, Damage

Earthquake Hits Israel, No Injuries, Damage

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake occurred early Thursday in Israel. No injuries or damage were reported.Moshe Cohen, 30/07/2015 14:02
Jordan, Israel to Link Dead Sea with Red Sea

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, 26/02/2015 20:54
Belongings of Missing Israeli Hiker Found

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, 23/02/2015 18:57
'Storm Chaser' Hikers Rescued by IDF Helicopter

'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, 27/11/2014 08:49
January: Record-Low Water Levels

January: Record-Low Water Levels

Meteorological services determine extremely arid month, Kinneret and other water bodies at lowest measures since recording started.Ari Yashar, 03/02/2014 09:28
The Not Quite Dead Sea

The Not Quite Dead Sea

How a controversial international project could save the eighth wonder of the world.Arik Barel, 16/01/2014 21:00
Water-Sharing Initiative Officially Signed

Water-Sharing Initiative Officially Signed

"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, 10/12/2013 04:43
'Historic' Agreement to Link Red & Dead Seas

'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, 09/12/2013 10:57
Resurrecting the Dead Sea

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, 19/08/2013 20:30
PA Plans to Register Sites with UNESCO

PA 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, 07/03/2013 02:13
Jordan, Israel, Negotiate Over Gas Deal

Jordan, Israel, Negotiate Over Gas Deal

Jordan and Israel are negotiating a gas deal, according to officials from the Jordanian government sources.Chana Ya'ar, 18/02/2013 17:16
Satellite Technology to Spot Sinkholes at Dead Sea

Satellite Technology 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, 17/10/2012 08:36
Terror Victims Fight Disney Divestiture of Israel

Terror Victims Fight Disney Divestiture of Israel

The Victims of Arab Terror organization (VAT) has launched a “Fight Back” campaign against Disney's divestiture of Israeli Ahava products.Chana Ya'ar, 20/08/2012 19:32
New Mikvah Opens at Dead Sea Hotel Strip

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, 15/07/2012 13:13
Israel Plans Tourism Overhaul at the Dead Sea

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, 12/07/2012 15:32