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Massive Search for Missing Teen to Resume at Dawn, Suspended Overnight Due to Storm

Officials decided to temporarily stop the search due to the weather conditions and the risk to rescue forces, Israel Police Negev Region said.

Cleared for Release: Jerusalem Official Loses Daughter in Tzafit River Flood Disaster

Nine teens lost their lives in the tragedy. One teen is still missing. Fifteen are safe.

Dozens of Storm-Related Injuries in One Afternoon Alone

As of 6:30 p.m. Israel time, United Hatzalah volunteers across the country had treated 87 patients due to injuries related to the storm.

9 Israeli Students Dead, 1 Missing in Flash Flood

Twenty-five students were swept away by a huge wave as the roaring waters rushed into the riverbed.

Negev April Showers: Watch IDF Tank Pulling Another Tank Out of Flooded Ditch

The tank was successfully rescued and there were no casualties as a result of the incident, other than a few bruised egos.
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All Hail Breaks Loose in Negev City of Arad

The freak thunderstorm hurled hail the size of giant marbles -- or in Israeli terms, the size of cherry tomatoes -- down on the city, sending pedestrians and felines alike scurrying for cover.

NASA To Test Israeli Anti-Radiation Vest

Last year, the Israel Space Agency signed an agreement with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to use its expertise in the examination of deep space radiation effects and its absorption in the human body.

In 100 Years, Summer Will Last 2 Months Longer

"The combination of a shorter rainy season and a longer dry season may cause a major water problem in Israel and neighboring countries."

Israel Installs Tsunami, Earthquake Early Warning Systems

Early warning systems for tsunamis are also crucial in order to protect power stations in Tel Aviv and Ashkelon, and desalination plants, that could be damaged.

Chief Rabbi Orders an End to Special Prayers for Rain

The rains of the last few weeks have improved the seasonal rainfall, and the rabbinate has changed its directive and ordered the chazan to no longer say the special prayer for rainfall.

Kinneret Up 15 Centimeters This Weekend

It appears the drought may also be over for this year, though it's not enough water to refill the lake.

Flood Watch in France Similar to Israel’s Winter Weekend Forecast

On Friday forecasters in Israel are predicting thunderstorms and hail from the north to the northern Negev, with more snow at Mount Hermon.

European Weather Brings Israelis Gales, Flooding, Snow

Israel's Thursday weather is expected to continue to be particularly wintry.

Heavy Rain Predicted, But Not Enough to Break Drought

"The government is trying to find water in other places. But the quality of the water will be very poor. So for now, the vegetables are fine, but the earth is losing its minerals and soil structure."

El Al Plane On Route to Israel Makes Emergency Landing in Snow Capped Canadian...

The Israeli passengers were ordered to stay on the plane due to the -4 Fahrenheit whether, and the fact that the military base does not have accommodations for stranded civilians.

BREAKING: 5.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Same Iran Region as Deadly Temblor in November 2017

A total of 1,600 aftershocks have struck Kermanshah Province since a deadly 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck the area just 32 kilometers from Sarpol-e Zahab on November 12, 2017, killing 620 and wounding 12,386 more.

Forecast: Super Storm to Hit Israel Thursday Night (Video)

The rain is desperately needed by a parched and thirsty, drought-ridden land.

Western Wall Prayers Answered, Rain & Snow Begin for Real

Readers who need an infusion of faith are invited to hop a plane and head for the Western Wall.

Winter Storm Does Little to Reverse Effects of Drought

“We are praying for rain, but we must prepare for more drought.”

Winter Rains At Last Begin To Fall in Israel, But Prayer Rally Planned at...

“I call on the public to attend the prayer and to bring umbrellas, because together we will rip open the skies.”

Israel Plans to Refill the Kinneret

A new infrastructure project will pump water back into the Kinneret, saving the Sea of Galilee and the Galil.

Jews Helping in California’s Fifth Largest Wildfire

When the rabbi returned with water bottles to check on his congregants he discovered that two families had already lost their homes to the flames.

Thousands Evacuated as Wildfires Threaten Southern California

Some 50,000 acres in a 70-square-mile area went up in flames within just a few hours.

Watch as Israel Offers Aid to Iran-Iraq Earthquake Victims

Iran does not recognize Israel's right to exist. Neither does Iraq.

Update: Hundreds Dead, Thousands Injured, People Sleeping in the Streets After Iran-Iraq Earthquake

Israel's last major earthquake struck in 1927, killing 130 in Jerusalem, but there are many minor quakes each year.

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