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  • Dust storm blankets Israel, causes flight cancellations

    November 4, 2015 | 9:11 am

    A major dust storm over Israel caused the cancellation of flights and kept many Israelis indoors.

    The storm, which began Tuesday night and continued into Wednesday, caused low visibility throughout the country, leading to the cancellation of all domestic flights. International...

  • Israel blanketed by sandstorm

    April 2, 2013 | 6:21 am

    Israel was blanketed by the worst sandstorm in four years.

    Air pollutions levels on Monday were 40 times higher than on a typical day, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported, citing the Environment Ministry.

    The high winds, dust and sand came from Egypt into Israel as a result of a low pressure system over the Mediterranean Sea.

    Hazy conditions improved by Monday night.

  • Israeli pollution control unit offers breath of fresh air

    By Avi Hein

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Not only is pollution dirty, smelly and disgusting, it can also kill.

    The World Health Organization estimates that each year more than 3 million people die worldwide due to causes directly linked to air pollution, mostly due to vehicle emissions and industrial pollution.