Israel deployed helicopters full of IDF and civil rescue teams to the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea, when a bus carrying 37 schoolchildren and seven teachers was swept away by flash floods. The request came directly from the Jordanian government.
For those who have visited the lowest point on the face of the planet, Ezekiel’s end-of-days prophecy of the Dead Sea coming to life seems impossible, yet recently, scientists have been shocked to discover that the sinkholes appearing around the sea are quickly filling up with fish and other forms of life previously unseen in the inhospitable region.
The so-called Dead Sea is the lowest navigable point on the globe – more than 400 meters below sea level. In recent years the sea has been shrinking and thousands of sink holes have opened up. Some contain sweet fresh water, in which fish can live. It is a sign of the times when the… Read more »
The Holy Land has had five years in a row of drought. While a bit more rainfall is predicted by meteorologists this winter – rain does not fall here in the late spring or summer – the deficit has put the Sea of Galilee in its worst condition in hundreds of years, if not more…. Read more »