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  • Israeli police arrest suspects in torching of Church of Loaves and Fishes

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli police said on Sunday suspects had been arrested on suspicion of torching a church revered by Christians as the site of Jesus's miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

    The suspects were arrested overnight, a police spokeswoman said,...

  • Arson attack guts part of Israel’s Church of Loaves and Fishes

    June 18, 2015 | 10:46 am

    An arson attack on Thursday gutted part of a church at the traditional site of what Christianity reveres as Jesus's miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, the Israeli fire brigade said.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Israel's Shin Bet...

  • Fire guts part of Church of Loaves and Fishes on Sea of Galilee

    June 17, 2015 | 10:11 pm

    Fire gutted part of the Church of Loaves and Fishes on the shores of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel on Thursday and investigators suspected arson as a possible cause, a police spokesman said.

    The church, which Christians believe is where Jesus performed the Miracle of the...

  • Israeli families fleeing rat-race revive once-doomed kibbutzim

    June 2, 2015 | 1:19 pm

    This year's harvest was especially merry at Degania Alef, Israel's first kibbutz, founded in 1910 on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The community celebrated the birth of 11 children, its largest crop of babies in a quarter century.

    Twenty-five years ago kibbutzim, collective...

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  • Wounded Syrians find care in Israel that is no longer available at home

    By Simone Wilson

    October 30, 2013 | 1:57 pm

    Last February, nearly two years into the civil war still tearing across Syria, a group of seven wounded Syrians dragged themselves to the Israeli border, where they were picked up by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and rushed to the nearest hospital.

    It was the first public...

  • Fifth earthquake in a week strikes Israel

    October 22, 2013 | 9:42 am

    A minor earthquake struck northern Israel, the fifth in a week.

    Tuesday morning’s temblor, which measured 3.3 on the Richter scale and was centered just northwest of the Sea of Galilee, was felt from Tiberias up to the Golan Heights.

    It came a day after Israeli Prime Minister...

  • Wild weather slams Israel

    January 7, 2013 | 10:06 am

    Rain and high winds have caused damage and power outages throughout Israel.

    Storms raged across the country and temperatures dropped to below normal on Monday. Flooding closed the Herzliya train station and the main Azrielli shopping mall in Modiin, while traffic lights went out...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 15, 2012 | 10:30 am

    A group of Pro-Palestinians protested during a concert in Berlin, while the Israeli singing group, the Givatron, performed. The Israeli folk group was performing at a Jewish National Fund and Israeli House fundraiser when 10 protesters disrupted the show immediately after the...

  • The River Jordan’s survival is at stake as pollution peril grows

    By Emily Hauser

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Standing at Israel's Alumot Dam, a 30-minute walk south from the Sea of Galilee, it's a typical midwinter day: deep blue sky, birds everywhere and a brisk breeze that carries a nauseating stench. Reduced to a thin stream by this point, the Jordan River stops. A few feet south of the...
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