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  • While fishing for Pokemon, Israeli teen collapses in Mediterranean

    July 26, 2016 | 3:32 pm

    An Israeli teen lost consciousness in the Mediterranean Sea while tracking a Pokemon Go character.

    Assaf Ben Guzi, 17, of Ashdod, told Israel Channel 2 that he caught the Wartortle Pokemon before losing consciousness in the sea on Monday night.

    “I managed to...

  • Egypt finds belongings, debris from plane crash at sea

    May 20, 2016 | 8:14 am

    The Egyptian navy said on Friday it had found the personal belongings of passengers and other debris floating in the Mediterranean, confirmation that an EgyptAir jet had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board.

    The military said it had found the debris about 290 km (180...

  • EgyptAir jet missing after mid-air plunge, Greeks find floating objects

    May 19, 2016 | 8:17 am

    An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean south of Greece on Thursday, with Athens saying the plane swerved in mid-air before plunging from cruising height and vanishing.

    Greek state television said aircraft...

  • Up to 500 migrants may have drowned in Mediterranean tragedy

    April 21, 2016 | 8:09 am

    Up to 500 migrants might have drowned in the Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship, causing it to sink, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday.

    If confirmed, it would be the worst such tragedy in 12 months and bring the...

  • Israel, U.S. conduct joint missile test in Mediterranean, Israel says

    September 3, 2013 | 7:12 am

    Israel and the United States carried out a joint missile test in the Mediterranean Sea, Israel’s Defense Ministry said.

    Russia raised an alarm on Tuesday morning after it detected the unannounced missile launch.

    Israel’s Defense Ministry in a statement confirmed that it had...

  • Israel shares disaster prep skills with Los Angeles

    July 10, 2013 | 12:15 pm

    The city of Netanya in Israel is a hotspot in more ways than one: It is a scenic tourist destination on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea north of Tel Aviv and a frequent target for terrorist attacks, due to its proximity to Palestinian settlements. 

    As a result, Laniado...

  • Water surplus in Israel? With desalination, once unthinkable is possible

    May 28, 2013 | 1:11 pm

    As construction workers pass through sandy corridors between huge rectangular buildings at this desalination plant on Israel’s southern coastline, the sound of rushing water resonates from behind a concrete wall.

    Drawn from deep in the Mediterranean Sea, the water has flowed...

  • 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, U.S. troops test launch Patriot missiles

    November 12, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Israeli and U.S. troops launched four Patriot missiles at decoy enemy missiles over the Mediterranean Sea.

    Monday's launches were the last stages of Austere Challenge 12, a training exercise designed to increase military cooperation between the United States and Israel. The...

  • Israel’s EcoOcean charts deep ‘green’ seas

    By Karin Kloosterman

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Scientists once thought that most of our planet's oxygen is produced in the heart of lush jungles and rainforests. Not so, says Michael Rosenfeld, program coordinator and scientist at EcoOcean -- an Israeli nonprofit organization that built and funds a unique seafaring vessel that...