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Journalist killed in accident near Dead Sea

The owner and editor of the 'Turbo' website, specializing in sports car coverage, and a contractor from Even Yehuda, were in a fatal car accident in the Dead Sea region.

Journalist killed in accident near Dead Sea

In the Dead Sea

Search and rescue teams locate six missing people

Megilot Search and Rescue Unit locates six missing persons who disappeared from a party at the Neve Midbar Beach in the Dead Sea.

Search and rescue teams locate six missing people

Exhibition for evacuees at Dead Sea

Families evacuated from Israel's northern and southern borders were treated to a working dog exhibition by the Israel Dog Unit.

Exhibition for evacuees at Dead Sea

Bereaved father recalls:

'My daughter said, 'Dad, use your tzitzit as a tourniquet''

The father of Yehuda Levi, 8-year-old killed in rockslide, recalls the moments when tragedy hit his family during an end-of-summer hike.

'My daughter said, 'Dad, use your tzitzit as a tourniquet''

One dead, others injured in rockslide near Dead Sea

An eight-year-old boy was killed and nine more were injured in a rockslide at Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.

One dead, others injured in rockslide near Dead Sea

As the Dead Sea shrinks, new marvels are revealed

A boat trip aimed at saving the Dead Sea also explores the marvels revealed by its evaporation.

As the Dead Sea shrinks, new marvels are revealed

Security forces thwart smuggling attempt near Dead Sea

IDF, Israel Police, foil attempt to smuggle 400,000 NIS worth of weapons near Dead Sea.

Security forces thwart smuggling attempt near Dead Sea

Rescue forces locate teens missing in Dead Sea

Rescue workers locate 10 teens who went missing at the Neve Midbar Beach in the Dead Sea.

Rescue forces locate teens missing in Dead Sea

The UN and EU semantic war in Judea and Samaria backfires

EU and UN use of 'occupied Palestinian territories' is meant to deny Israeli claims to the disputed land. History proves them wrong. Op-ed.

The UN and EU semantic war in Judea and Samaria backfires

Two hikers located after being swept away in the Dead Sea

Two hikers who were swept away in the Dead Sea rescued after eight hours in the water.

Two hikers located after being swept away in the Dead Sea

Couple who tested positive for coronavirus danced at hotel

Couple who tested positive spent three days at Dead Sea hotel, Health Ministry warns.

Couple who tested positive for coronavirus danced at hotel

Health Ministry closes Dead Sea hotel after COVID discovered

Health Ministry suspends operations after 10 kitchen and sanitation workers test COVID positive at Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel.

Health Ministry closes Dead Sea hotel after COVID discovered

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.

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

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 public

Perfect vacation for the body and soul

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.

Arab protesters wave PLO flag from northern Dead Sea

US Amb.: Friendships, not papers, create peace

Seeking to build on Bahrain workshop, Israeli and Palestinian Authority businessmen tour Dead Sea region.

US Amb.: Friendships, not papers, create peace

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.

Watch: Why is the Dead Sea so salty?

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.

Dead Sea area rocked by earthquake

Kinneret rose 11 centimeters in May

Dead Sea level still dropping, but less than last year.

Kinneret rose 11 centimeters in May

'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.

'World's longest salt cave' found in Israel

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.

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

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.

Driver involved in Dead Sea crash which killed family identified

Atar family laid to rest

Hundreds attend funerals of the 8 members of the Atar family, killed in car accident near Dead Sea.

Atar family laid to rest

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.'

8 members of Samaria family killed in Dead Sea car accident

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.

Two adults, six children killed in Dead Sea crash

Jordan mourns after 20 schoolchildren killed

Following drowning, Jordan's King Abdullah says 'the pain of every mother and father is my pain'.

Jordan mourns after 20 schoolchildren killed

Dead Sea Accident:

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.

Victims identified in deadly crash near 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.

Parents and baby killed in car accident near the Dead Sea

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.

Suspect in fire at Dead Sea-area nature reserve indicted

Fire breaks out near Dead Sea

3 Arabs arrested on suspicion of starting fire which burned hundreds of acres in Einot Tzukim reserve.

Fire breaks out near 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.

For the first time in decades: New hotels at the Dead Sea:

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.

Lapid: Jordan Valley will always remain part of Israel

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

Girl drowns in hotel pool near Dead Sea in southern Israel.

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

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.

Parents of teens killed in flash flood demand gov't probe

Police still searching for missing truck driver

Police, rescue units, continue search for truck driver who went missing during flash flood.

Police still searching for missing truck driver

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.

Searches continue for driver missing after flash flood

Flash Flood Disaster:

10 students killed after being swept away in flash flood

Teens from pre-army academy hit by flash flood during trip to southern Israel.

10 students killed after being swept away in flash flood

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'.

Chilling prediction: 'We're all going to die'

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.

Dead Sea's revival with Red Sea canal edges closer to reality

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.

Water Authority: February 2018 was an arid month

Possible terror attack at Dead Sea

Stabbing on beach of Dead Sea may have been terror attack, police investigating incident.

Possible terror attack at Dead Sea

'Sinkholes are a death sentence for Dead Sea towns'

Local residents say Dead Sea sinkholes are sinking their livelihood.

'Sinkholes are a death sentence for Dead Sea towns'

Kinneret reaches record low

May sees more water evaporate from Kinneret than flow into it.

Kinneret reaches record low

'She was lying broken on the floor - it was a terrible sight'

Medics describe vicious attack on MDA staff attempting to treat patient.

'She was lying broken on the floor - it was a terrible sight'

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.

MDA medic administers aid - and is brutally attacked

45 year old hiker dies near Dead Sea

Man dies while hiking at river near Dead Sea during Pesach. Cause of death unknown.

45 year old hiker dies near Dead Sea

PM Netanyahu: We must act responsibly

PM says government working overtime to find Amona solution.

PM Netanyahu: We must act responsibly

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.

Eight-year-old child drowns in hotel near Dead Sea

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.

17 bids for Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project

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.

Oil deposit discovered near Dead Sea

Earthquake hits the Dead Sea region

Weak quake reawakens concerns over the 'big one' that may strike Israel sometime soon.

Earthquake hits the Dead Sea region

Ahava sold for $77 million to Chinese investors

Israeli cosmetics firm Ahava to be fully acquired by a Chinese investment group for $77 million.

Ahava sold for $77 million to Chinese investors

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.

Jordan calls for bids for canal to save shrinking Dead Sea

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.

Watch: Rare Heat Lightning Bedazzles Jerusalem, Dead Sea

Earthquake Hits Israel, No Injuries, Damage Reported

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake occurred early Thursday in Israel. No injuries or damage were reported.

Earthquake Hits Israel, No Injuries, Damage Reported

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.

Jordan, Israel to Link Dead Sea with Red Sea

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.

Belongings of Missing Israeli Hiker Found

'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.

'Storm Chaser' Hikers Rescued by IDF Helicopter

January: Record-Low Water Levels

Meteorological services determine extremely arid month, Kinneret and other water bodies at lowest measures since recording started.

January: Record-Low Water Levels

The Not Quite Dead Sea

How a controversial international project could save the eighth wonder of the world.

The Not Quite Dead Sea