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Heavy Rains Unearth Ancient Horse Figurines in Northern Israel

"It should be noted that in our region, almost only men were depicted in figurines as riding horses, while women were carved in the context of fertility, motherhood, and sexuality."

Israel Navy Rescues Drifting French Sailor

The sailor, Jean Francois Colas, 60, was taken to an Israeli hospital in Ashdod for further treatment.

Jerusalem Covered in Snow… for a Few Hours

To the disappointment of many children, not enough snow fell to close the schools.

Winter Weather Blocking Roads, Slowing Traffic in Israel

The Israel Electric Corporation also said its lightning lab reported 523 lightning strikes between 12 noon and 9 pm.
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Watch: Flood Waters Rushing Through Northern Israeli Villages

Floods hit northern Israel on Monday due to the heavy rains across the region, sending a torrent of water rushing across villages in some...

Israel Still Having Lots of Weather

The coming days will see floods in riverbeds and possibly snow in the mountain peaks in different areas.

Heavy Rain, Snowfall Raise the Level of Lake Kinneret

The level of the lake at present is still at 17.7 feet (5.4 meters) below its fullest level.
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General Winter (not Ofer) on the Attack Across Israel with Snow, Rain and Thunderstorms

The snow up on Mt. Hermon has been piling up to reach 22 inches on the lower level.
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Snow Arrives on Israel’s Golan Heights

There was snow mixed with rain in Gush Etzion, but snow was falling steadily in the Golan Heights.
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Winter Returns: National Parks Closed by Floods

Incidentally, the Yarkon National Park Tel Afek has been reopened since we started uploading these videos, which suggests another feature of Israeli winters: they're very short.

Indonesia Search and Rescue Teams Race the Clock Fearing New Tsunami

The Krakatoa volcano is still erupting, and as long as that process continues, more tsunamis could be triggered.

Dozens Killed, Hundreds Injured by Indonesia Tsunami After Volcanic Eruption

The wall of water, at least 20 meters tall (65 feet) hurled itself against homes and hotels at approximately 9:27 pm Saturday.

Israeli Humanitarian Aid Continues in Indonesia

IsraAid is working to restore access to safe water for some 1,400 people who saw 206 homes destroyed and 140 severely damaged by the disaster.

Israeli Park Rangers Rescue Storm-Beached Female Turtle

"I ran fast over there, despite the sandstorm and the rain on the beach, and when I got to her, I thought she was dead."
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Watch: Storms and Floods in Israel

According to Israel's meteorological service forecast, the weather will continue to be stormy, and until Saturday afternoon there is fear of flooding in the eastern streams.

Slight Rise in Level of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)

At present, the water level is just 0.21 meters higher than the historic lowest water level ever measured in the Kinneret.
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It’s Going to Be a Freezing Thanksgiving

It will be sunny on Wednesday and Thursday, but the freezing kind of north-eastern sunny.

Death Toll Rises to 25 in California Wildfires, Jewish Community ‘Stands Ready to Help’

Another strong wind event now threatens to fuel the firestorm all the way into Tuesday, according to AccuWeather.

Watch: Drought Caused ‘Kinneret Island’ to Merge with Shore

The streams running from the north no longer provide water to the Kinneret, which loses one centimeter (0.4 inch) of water a day to evaporation.

Child Drowns in Flash Flood Near Negev Bedouin Town

Paramedics from the Magen David Adom emergency medical service worked to resuscitate the child after he was pulled from the water, and rushed him to Soroka Medical Center.

Hikers Rescued After Flash Flood Near Ein Gedi

The crisis occurred after their vehicles were suddenly stranded in a flash flood in the area, along the southern section of the Dead Sea.

IDF Searches for Missing Jordanian Children Swept Away in Flash Flood Near Dead Sea

“At this time the soldiers are wrapping up rescue operation and will continue to search for those who are still missing to the best of their ability as the weather conditions permit in the area of the flood zone.”

Watch: Southern Rivers Overflowing as Israeli Winter Starts in Earnest

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority on Thursday issued flood warning and safety rules in light of the weather forecast which predicts floods in the country's southern and eastern rivers.

Flash Flood Season Begins in Southern Israel

Due to the weather forecast and the high risk of floods in the Dead Sea region, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority closed the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve to travelers.

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