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Water-Sharing Initiative Officially Signed in Washington

"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 Moves Ahead with 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 Natural 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 used 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

Victims of Arab Terror Fight Disney Divestiture of Israeli Ahava

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 Leans on Macy's to Boycott Ahava Dead Sea Products

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 in Record Numbers

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 at Largest Fair

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

British 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 Finance Ministry

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 over Dead Sea Products

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 Protects Lowest Point on Earth with Low Profile

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

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

Netanyahu: 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 Tourism

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!

New Historic Films Show Warsaw Ghetto, 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 Settlements

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’

Video: Countdown to ‘11/11’ on Dead Sea Vote

Netanyahu calls on students and teachers to vote for the Dead Sea in the New Seven Wonders of Nature contest. Deadline in two weeks.

Video: Countdown to ‘11/11’ on Dead Sea Vote

September a Record Month for Tourism in Israel

New figures release show that a record number of tourists visited Israel in September.

September a Record Month for Tourism in Israel

Scientists Discover New Life in the Dead Sea

A multidisciplinary team of scientists from Israel and Germany has discovered deep-sea springs, and new life in the Dead Sea.

Scientists Discover New Life in the Dead Sea

Highest Standards for Separate Swimming in Lowest Place on Earth

Men and women can now swim separately at the highest standards, at a lovely new beach in the lowest place on earth. The launch was Monday.

Highest Standards for Separate Swimming in Lowest Place on Earth

'Seven Wonders of Israel' Competition in September

The Tourism Ministry is busy with contests this fall, co-sponsoring a new competition, the "Seven Wonders of Israel" in September.

'Seven Wonders of Israel' Competition in September

Martha Stewart Exploring Israel

Heads up, Martha Stewart fans: The First Lady of Fine Living is touring the Holy Land, examining the sacred sites and sampling the wares.

Martha Stewart Exploring Israel

Dead Sea Campaign Takes it to The (Coffee) Sleeve

Israel's Tourism Ministry reaches New York voters in their most beloved spot for the Dead Sea New7Wonders campaign -- the coffee sleeve.

Dead Sea Campaign Takes it to The (Coffee) Sleeve

Tourism Minister Has Plan to Keep Dead Sea from Dying

Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov is hoping to persuade the prime minister Monday to adopt a plan to keep the Dead Sea from dying.

Tourism Minister Has Plan to Keep Dead Sea from Dying

Tourism Minister: No Need to Move Dead Sea Hotels

Hotel owners sighed in relief as two Cabinet members unveiled a plan for saving the southern Dead Sea – without relocating the hotels.

Tourism Minister: No Need to Move Dead Sea Hotels

Scientists Drill 1,200 Meters Down Under Dead Sea

Scientists are drilling a 1,200-meter bore hole under the northern Dead Sea in a search for the region's geological, climatic and cultural past.

Scientists Drill 1,200 Meters Down Under Dead Sea

Jordanian Boycott Sabotages Int'l Environment Bike Ride

An international environmental awareness cycling tour set for October 8 has been sabotaged by a Jordanian Islamist boycott of Israel.

Jordanian Boycott Sabotages Int'l Environment Bike Ride

Tourism Ministry Seeks ‘Floating Voters’ for Dead Sea Contest

The Dead Sea is great for floaters, but no floating voters allowed, say tourism officials, who want your vote for an official “world wonder.”

Tourism Ministry Seeks ‘Floating Voters’ for Dead Sea Contest

PA Wants Israel to OK Dead Sea Tourist Scheme

$2.1 billion investment would include tourist resort and a new PA city near Jericho.

PA Wants Israel to OK Dead Sea Tourist Scheme

PA Confiscates, Destroys $50,000 Worth of Israeli Goods

The PA, encouraged by EU boycotts of products in Judea and Samaria, dumped $50,000 worth of Dead Sea cosmetics in trash containers on Wednesday.

PA Confiscates, Destroys $50,000 Worth of Israeli Goods

Ahava Products Turn Dutch Officials Red

Dutch officials are investigating Ahava Dead Sea products to determine if minerals are stolen from "occupied" Arabs.

Ahava Products Turn Dutch Officials Red

Highest Votes Sought for Lowest Point on Earth

Israel asks the Diaspora to help turn the Dead Sea – the lowest point on Earth – to the highest in the world’s seven natural wonders contest.

Highest Votes Sought for Lowest Point on Earth

Photo Essay: Black Gold Beneath the Cliffs of Tzuk Tamrur?

The Tzuk Tamrur cliffs that rim the road down to the Dead Sea may hide a new energy source. The mineral-rich region brims with potential.

Photo Essay: Black Gold Beneath the Cliffs of Tzuk Tamrur?

Gas Bonanza Investors Ready to Dive in Dead Sea for Black Gold

The Dead Sea is alive with oil, believes Yitzchak Tshuva, who heads the consortium that found billions of dollars of gas in the Mediterranean.

Gas Bonanza Investors Ready to Dive in Dead Sea for Black Gold

Dead Sea a Finalist in World Wonder Contest

A panel of experts chose the Dead Sea as one of 28 finalists competing in the New 7 Wonders of Nature contest. Voting is now open to the public.

Dead Sea a Finalist in World Wonder Contest

Dead Sea Faces Lively Competition as World Wonder

The Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, is in a high place in the competition for recognition as a world wonder.

Dead Sea Faces Lively Competition as World Wonder

PA Charges Red-Dead Canal is ‘Land Grab’ for Israel

The Palestinian Authority has asked the World Bank to stop funding a study for a Red Sea-Dead Sea canal. It alleges Israel is staging a land grab.

PA Charges Red-Dead Canal is ‘Land Grab’ for Israel

Dead Sea Back in the Running for World Wonder With PA Approval

PA Chairman Abbas changes mind and joins Israel and Jordan in supporting the Dead Sea in the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World Contest.

Dead Sea Back in the Running for World Wonder With PA Approval

PA Blocking Dead Sea from 7 Wonders of the World Contest

The PA refuses to nominate the Dead Sea as one of the 7 wonders of the world, and as a result it will probably be disqualified from the contest.

PA Blocking Dead Sea from 7 Wonders of the World Contest