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"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."
“We are praying for rain, but we must prepare for more drought.”
Israeli farmers upriver from the Kinneret have been refused an increase of 11 billion gallons annually, precisely the amount Jordan continues to siphon from the lake for its own agriculture.
Lake Kinneret is a little ‘under the weather’ these days, according to Israel's Water Authority.
We're now entering the period when we begin to pray for rain. Lack of rain was often an excuse to persecute the Jews, specifically those living in Jerusalem. There are quite a few examples from our history of this rain libel, which was very often linked to the 'sin' of drinking wine.
A slew of new Israeli innovations are set to make life more convenient – and more viable – all over the world.
South Florida was recently inundated with weeks of torrential rain. The downside was that the weather ruined the much-anticipated Memorial Day weekend. The upside was that the storms made a dent in the terrible drought conditions that had plagued the area. Sometimes it is easier to see the wisdom of the old adage, "Every cloud has a silver lining."