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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 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.

Jordan calls for bids for canal to save shrinking 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.

Watch: Rare Heat Lightning Bedazzles Jerusalem, Dead Seaplayer

Earthquake Hits Israel, No Injuries, Damage

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

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.

Water-Sharing Initiative Officially Signed in Washington

'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.

'Historic' Agreement to Link Red & Dead Seas

Resurrecting the Dead Sea

Jordanian project seeks to save the ever-shrinking Dead Sea, whilst providing drinking water to its increasingly thirsty population.

Resurrecting the Dead Sea

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.

PA Moves Ahead with Plans to Register Sites with UNESCO

Jordan, Israel, Negotiate Over Gas Deal

Jordan and Israel are negotiating a gas deal, according to officials from the Jordanian government sources.

Jordan, Israel, Negotiate Over Natural Gas Deal

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.

Satellite Technology used to Spot Sinkholes at Dead Sea

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.

Victims of Arab Terror Fight Disney Divestiture of Israeli Ahava

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.

New Mikvah Opens at Dead Sea Hotel Strip

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.

Israel Plans Tourism Overhaul at the Dead Sea

'Dead Sea Drying' – An Ancient Pattern

Environmentalists are concerned about the Dead Sea drying up, but Tel Aviv Univ. scientists say the pattern is one as old as time itself.

'Dead Sea Drying' – An Ancient Pattern

Tourism Revenues Up 4.5% in 2011

Israel's tourist industry turnover was 149 million shekels, estimates D&B. Masada leads in income.

Tourism Revenues Up 4.5% in 2011

CodePink Pressures Macy's to Boycott Ahava

The radical pro-PA “CodePink” organization is pressuring Macy's Department Store to pull Ahava Dead Sea products from the shelves.

CodePink Leans on Macy's to Boycott Ahava Dead Sea Products

Tourists Ignore War Threats, Flock to Israel

Israel continues to attract tourists despite talk of war with Iran. The all-time high for tourism was broken last month.

Tourists Ignore War Threats, Flock to Israel in Record Numbers

Israel Begins to Clear Landmines

Israel's Defense Ministry has the first deal ever to allow a contractor clear landmines - thousands of them -- beginning in March.

Israel Begins to Clear Landmines

Jerusalem Chef Serves Up Tourism in Madrid

Jerusalem chef Michael Katz is cooking up uniquely Israeli food in Madrid at the world's largest tourism fair for Spanish speakers.

Jerusalem Chef Serves Up Tourism in Madrid at Largest Fair

Academics Condemn Museum for Working with Ahava

A group of prominent British academics claim a London museum is helping to break international law by collaborating with Ahava.

British Academics Condemn Museum for Working with Ahava

Dead Sea Rehab Deal Reached with Gov't

The government and Israel Corp. have reached a deal on mineral salt harvesting to rehabilitate the Dead Sea -- but not everyone is happy.

Dead Sea Rehab Deal Reached with Finance Ministry

South African Pharmacy Faces Boycott

Pro-Arab groups in South Africa enraged at pharmacy giant for selling Dead Sea products made in Israel.

South African Pharmacy Faces Boycott over Dead Sea Products

Bills to Resurrect Dead Sea Pass First Reading

Two bills intended to help bring the Dead Sea back to life passed their first reading Wednesday in the Knesset.

Bills to Resurrect Dead Sea Pass First Reading

IDF Keeps Low Profile at Lowest Point on Earth

Tourists rarely see IDF activities at the Dead Sea, but soldiers are on constant watch in the area for weapons smuggling from Jordan.

IDF Protects Lowest Point on Earth with Low Profile player

Dead Sea Fails to Make New Seven Wonders

Despite a huge campaign, the Dead Sea is left out of the list of finalists for the new seven wonders of nature.

Dead Sea Fails to Make New Seven Wonders

PM: Voting for the Dead Sea Will Help Tourism

PM 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.

Netanyahu: Voting for the Dead Sea Will Help Tourismplayer

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!

Vote for the Dead Sea Now!

Spielberg Archive Film Shows Dead Sea Settlements

Two historic films uploaded to the Spielberg Archive show the Warsaw Ghetto and the building of the first Dead Sea settlements in Israel.

New Historic Films Show Warsaw Ghetto, Dead Sea Settlementsplayer

Dead Sea Water Good for Diabetics

The 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).

Dead Sea Water Good for Diabetics

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.

PA Tells UNESCO Dead Sea an Arab ’Heritage Site’