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Judean Desert

Israel Rescues 150 Hikers Caught in Dead Sea Rain Storm

Some 150 hikers in the Judean Desert needed to be rescued after being caught in the first heavy rainfall of the season Monday morning. The hikers were in Nahal Og, which like other stream beds near the Dead Sea often sees flash flooding during heavy rains.

Israeli archaeologist Dr. Ofer Sion stands on Byzantine-era paving stones as he excavates the 1,500-year-old street on February 10, 2010 in the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority said that the excavations confirm the accuracy of the famous Madaba map, an ancient mosaic map to be found …

Archaeologists Find New Dead Sea Cave

Over 60 years after the first excavations at Qumran, researchers from Hebrew University said Wednesday that they identified a twelfth cave near Qumran they believe contained Dead Sea Scrolls until it was plundered in the middle of the 20th century.

tel aviv

WATCH: Mystery Object Streaks Across Tel Aviv Sky

Israelis in central Israel reacted with bewilderment and some concern Monday to the sight of an orange-yellow ball of fire streaking slowly but surely across the early evening skies.

Two Palestinian youths cover their bodies with mineral-rich mud as a group of women swim in the Dead Sea in the occupied West Bank on September 12, 2010 during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit …

Israeli Family Nearly Trapped Inside Dead Sea Cave

A rockslide at the Mountains of Sodom near the Dead Sea sealed off a popular cave frequented by hikers on Saturday afternoon, and an Israeli family narrowly missed being trapped inside.

An aerial view photo shows large salt formations in the southern part of the Dead Sea, near Ein Boqek, on November 10, 2011.

Dead Sea Oil Reservoir ‘Entirely Within Israel’ Says Company

The Times of Israel reports: An Israeli company authorized to drill an oil reservoir near the Dead Sea, recently evaluated to contain NIS 1.2 billion worth of fuel, stressed Sunday that the area is located entirely inside Israel, which it said was a response to Arab media reports that the site stretched into Palestinian territory.