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  • Israel battling new swarm of locusts

    March 27, 2013 | 11:29 am

    Israel battled a new swarm of locusts that crossed the border from Egypt.

    Crop dusting planes on Monday dropped pesticides on the locusts, which are yellow and preparing to lay eggs. The yellow locusts eat much less than the swarms that have been entering Israel over the last...

  • Locust swarm plagues Israel just in time for Passover

    March 5, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    A swarm of 1 million locusts crossed into Israel from Egypt.

    The locusts on Tuesday remained concentrated in areas of southern Israel near the border, but sightings were reported throughout the country, including Tel Aviv and the Carmel region of northern Israel.

    Residents of...

  • Locust swarm crosses from Egypt into Israel

    March 4, 2013 | 3:27 pm

    A swarm of locusts that descended on Egypt has begun to cross into southern Israel.

    A small swarm of the destructive cousin to the grasshopper was discovered Monday in the Ramat Hanegev region near the border with Egypt. They are expected to be exterminated Monday night or early...

  • Gourmet kosher brings out fear factor

    By Julie G Fax

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I drew the line at locusts. I didn't care how cool it was that they were kosher, or that some rabbis in Algeria and Morocco say they are a delicacy. I wasn't going to eat a locust. Locusts are bugs. I don't eat bugs. Bugs are gross.

    Locust -- dried, fried and certified -- was the...

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  • Unwelcome Visitors Plaguing Israel

    By Helen Schary Motro

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    In strong language a week ago, the United States renewed its security warning against travel to Israel. Nevertheless, millions of visitors are certain to ignore it -- including both the most welcome tourists and the least desirable arrivals of all.

    Five hundred million visitors...

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