Red Sea

Israel, Jordan, Palestinians To Build Red-Dead Pipeline

12/09/2013 - 19:00

Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have unveiled plans to build a pipeline from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, according to the London Jewish Chronicle. Officials were due to sign an agreement today which will see the production of millions of cubic metres of drinking water for the arid region around the Dead Sea.

Enhancing Its Charm Amid The Calm

The southern resort city of Eilat is in midst of an ambitious building project, including a cool (literally) Ice Park.
Travel Writer
10/21/2013 - 20:00

Across the Sinai Peninsula from Israel, turmoil rages in Egypt; to the northeast, Syria plunges ever deeper into civil war, with violence spilling over into Lebanon.

Tourists can explore undersea fauna at the Underwater Observatory Marine Park. Photo courtesy Israel Ministry of Tourism

Troubled Water

Is pumping water into the Dead Sea saving or destroying it?
Special to the Jewish Week
09/20/2010 - 20:00

 Five years ago, Israeli geologist Eli Raz fell into a Dead Sea sinkhole, a crater in the earth caused by topsoil or bedrock erosion. As he waited for a rescue team to arrive—which ultimately took 14 hours—Raz, who lives at Kibbutz Ein Gedi and works for the Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, kept a diary of the ordeal on a roll of toilet paper he had with him.

Aden, Yemen. 1948-1949. PHOTO: AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE
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