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  • A chance for empathy and compassion

    6 days ago

    I arrived in Israel on June 30.  Just a week later, life was turned upside down as we searched for answers and for hope.

    After concluding a week of vacation in Beer Sheva, Mitzpe Ramon, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem, I joined a mission with 19 rabbis sponsored by the AIPAC...

  • Beauty of the Dead Sea makes a stunning wedding destination

    May 21, 2014 | 11:30 am

    Finding a truly unique wedding destination can be difficult. There are countless special wedding venues scattered around the world, but few offer the distinctive beauty and amenities of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth. 

    Although Ein Bokek, the Dead Sea’s hotel and tourism...

  • Minor earthquake rocks Jerusalem

    September 12, 2013 | 11:53 am

    A minor earthquake rocked Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.

    The temblor measured 3.5 on the Richter scale and was felt in Jerusalem and on the northern edge of the Dead Sea on Thursday morning, according to the Geophysical Institute of Israel.

    The epicenter of the quake was located north of the Dead Sea. It also was felt in some areas of central Israel.

    An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale shook Eilat in June.

  • Spencer Tunick returning to Dead Sea for photo shoot—with clothed models

    September 13, 2012 | 4:46 pm

    Photographer Spencer Tunick, who is known for his shots of nudes modeling in masses, is returning to Israel's Dead Sea for another shoot -- with clothed models.

    Tunick will photograph a floating event on Friday that is aimed at raising awareness of the Dead Sea's shrinking...

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  • Biggest federation trip to Israel in years brings more than 700 from Miami

    April 26, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    From afar it appeared to be a luminescent snake, twinkling in the dusk that was just beginning to cloak the desert mountains framing the Dead Sea.

    Upon closer inspection it turned out to be hundreds of Jews from South Florida bearing glow sticks making their way down Masada’s...

  • Ahava London flagship to close over demonstrations

    September 21, 2011 | 11:28 am

    The flagship London branch of Ahava cosmetics is closing, citing bi-weekly demonstrations that have hurt its profits.

    The Ahava store located at Covent Garden, a busy shopping area in the British capital, will close at the end of the week, the Israeli daily Yediot Acharonot...

  • Red tape imperils naked photo shoot at Dead Sea

    September 15, 2011 | 11:38 am

    A planned photo shoot of some 1,000 naked Israelis is in jeopardy after the regional council where the event is to be held said it had not given its authorization.

    American photographer Spencer Tunick is set to photograph the installation Sept. 17 to raise international awareness of...

  • Dead Sea gunrunners busted

    July 25, 2011 | 10:29 am

    Israel caught two Palestinians who tried to smuggle in small arms across the Dead Sea.

    The suspects, both Bedouin from the West Bank, were arrested Monday while sailing in from Jordan with 10 assault rifles and ammunition in their boat. Israeli police said they had been under surveillance for several months.

    The incident was a rare departure from the calm that generally reigns in the Dead Sea area thanks to Israeli-Jordanian security coordination.

  • Israelis asked to disrobe for Dead Sea

    July 14, 2011 | 3:47 pm

    American photographer Spencer Tunick has posted a registration for volunteers to participate in a photo shoot of nude Israelis at the Dead Sea.

    Tunick, who has gained fame for taking photographs of crowds of naked people at sites around the world, is calling on Israelis to “Disrobe...

  • Actors play doctor in Israel during week-long tour

    By Hollywood Jew

    June 20, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    Stars from “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Raising Hope” and “Rookie Blue” were treated to a weeklong tour of Israel courtesy of America’s Voices in Israel and El Al, Israel Airlines.  Kevin McKidd and Sarah Drew (aka Dr. Owen Hunt and Dr. April Kepner on ABC’s “Grey’s...

  • Israel to promote Dead Sea’s New 7 Wonders candidacy

    May 9, 2011 | 10:06 am

    Israel’s Cabinet has allocated more than $2.5 million to promote the candidacy of the Dead Sea as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

    The Dead Sea is one of 28 sites to have reached the finals of the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition. Other candidates include the Grand Canyon, the...

  • Boycott campaign targets Israeli goods in Canada

    January 13, 2011 | 1:28 pm

    Calls for a boycott of Israeli-made beauty products in Canada again have kick-started Jewish counter efforts.

    Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, a pro-Palestinian coalition, has launched a boycott campaign against stores selling the popular Ahava line of Dead Sea...

  • Protest forces London Ahava store to close

    November 22, 2010 | 11:06 am

    An Ahava store in London was forced to close again after pro-Palestinian activists blocked the entrance.

    Two activists reportedly chained themselves to a cement-filled barrel and had to be removed by police, The Jerusalem Post reported.

    Ahava produces lotions and bath crystals using Dead Sea minerals on West Bank land claimed by the Palestinians. It has been the target of boycotts and protests worldwide.

    The same London store was forced to close twice in 2009, in September and December, due to protests in which activists locked themselves to the same barrels.

  • The Dead Sea is dying and it's a 'man-made disaster' [VIDEO]

    August 3, 2008 | 7:34 pm

    EIN GEDI, Israel (JTA)—The beach at the Ein Gedi Spa at the Dead Sea would seem like an ideal place for a little R&R amid the frenzy of modern Israel.

    Set in the quiet of the desert, it has stunning views of Jordan’s mountains and its therapeutic waters reputedly do wonders for...

  • Red-Dead canal idea stirs controversy

    By Dina Kraft

    August 3, 2008 | 6:46 pm

    HERZLIYA, Israel (JTA) – On aerial photographs, the shrinking Dead Sea juts into the surrounding desert landscape like a blue index finger.

    As part of the effort to prevent this finger from becoming a mere smudge on the map by 2050, the World Bank is conducting a $14 million...

  • OPINION: Save the Dead Sea by restoring the Jordan River, not by building a canal to the Red Sea

    August 3, 2008 | 6:24 pm

    TEL AVIV (JTA)—Environmentalists in Israel and the Middle East have a clear vision on how to save the Dead Sea, which has been losing 850 million cubic meters per year thanks to water diversion upstream and mineral extraction at the sea.

    This vision sees fresh water flowing again...

  • Is the Dead Sea dying?

    By Emily Hauser

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    It sits at the lowest spot on earth, is fed by one of the world's most significant waterways, and served witness to humanity's passage out of Africa. And it's dying.

    The Dead Sea, among the most remarkable natural phenomena on the earth's face, has lost a third of its surface area...

  • First timer says: fly me to the Holy Land

    By Dan Kacvinski

    March 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm


    The Jerusalem stone and glass terminals of Ben-Gurion Airport make for an almost cinematic experience. It was my first time in Israel, and the seemingly unrealistic quality of my journey was further compounded by running into Dr. Ruth Westheimer in the lobby of the Dan Tel Aviv....
  • Muddy the Body, Cleanse the Soul

    By Soriya Daniels

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Visitors to Israel are often looking for a spiritual uplift, and one of the country's best-kept secrets for achieving that transcendent state is not found in Jerusalem's Old City.

    Perhaps it is the oxygen-rich air coupled with the high-concentration of relaxing bromide. Or maybe...

  • Better Red

    By Michael Belling

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It took the Dead Sea to breathe some life into Arab-Israeli cooperation. On Sunday, at the U.N. World Summit on Sustainable Development, which ended Wednesday, four Israeli and Jordanian government ministers presented a collaborative venture to save the Dead Sea, which has been...