Tag: Sea of Galilee

Israel children play on August 24, 2008 on a boat near water measurement scales at the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, which has seen a big decrease of its water level. The Jordan River supplies 95% of the water in the Sea of Galilee sweet lake. After four consecutive …

Israel Endures Sixth Year of Drought

TEL AVIV – Israel is entering its sixth year of drought, the Water Authority said Sunday, with many of the country’s waterways at a 98-year low. 

Israel fired two Patriot missiles at a drone that "infiltrated" from neighbouring Syria

IDF Delayed Downing Syrian Drone Fearing It Was Russian

TEL AVIV – The IDF said it waited 15 minutes before downing a Syrian drone that entered Israeli airspace on Wednesday afternoon in order to ensure that it was in fact an enemy UAV and not operated by Russia. 

An Israeli soldier looks at an Iron Dome missile as it launched near the city of Ashdod, Israel, to intercept a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza Strip, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Israeli strikes hit two media centers in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, as Israel warned it was …

WATCH: Israel Intercepts Incoming Drone from Syria

The Israel Defense Forces shot down a Syrian drone that penetrated several miles into Israeli territory from Syria on Wednesday, apparently sending fragments of the aircraft crashing into the Sea of Galilee, the military said.

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Sea of Galilee in Danger of Reaching Historic Low Water Level

As thousands of Israelis prepare to enjoy the Sukkot holiday at the Sea of Galilee, also known as the Kinneret, Israel’s Water Authority has warned that the country’s largest freshwater lake is critically low and in danger of reaching its “lowest [water] level ever recorded.”

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 …

Israel Uncovers Possible Medieval Synagogue

A medieval building that may have been used as a synagogue has been uncovered at the site of Huqoq, a village near the Sea of Galilee in Israel.

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Alarming Rise in Sea of Galilee Salt Levels

The last few dry winters northern Israel has experienced are taking their toll on the Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee), with the salt levels in the lake’s water on the rise.

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WATCH: 2,200-year-old Bronze Artifacts Found At Biblical Site

The Times of Israel reports: An ornate Second Temple era bronze incense shovel and bronze jug were recently unearthed at the biblical site of Magdala, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday. The 2,200-year-old