The sailor, Jean Francois Colas, 60, was taken to an Israeli hospital in Ashdod for further treatment.
"Moti did not think twice and jumped into the current to save a family he did not know, who were in danger of being trapped under the water."
Israel's first major winter storm sailed in on Sunday morning, with gale force winds and hail in the north.
The year 2016 has been declared the deadliest of the past five years on Israeli roads, according to the Road Safety Authority.
The level of the lake at present is still at 17.7 feet (5.4 meters) below its fullest level.
Exceptionally stormy weather is expected to start in Israel overnight Monday into Tuesday, possibly affecting flights at Ben Gurion Int'l Airport.
"The combination of a shorter rainy season and a longer dry season may cause a major water problem in Israel and neighboring countries."
"The siren is transmitted via telephone. We got the call, and immediately after the house began to shake."
Israelis have been feeling the heat lately, and not only over tensions erupting from the Iran nuclear deal.
On Friday forecasters in Israel are predicting thunderstorms and hail from the north to the northern Negev, with more snow at Mount Hermon.
Readers who need an infusion of faith are invited to hop a plane and head for the Western Wall.
Hurricane Dorian was the most powerful hurricane to hit the Bahamas in the country's history.
A major rainstorm is expected to hit Israel overnight. Batten down the hatches
As soon as Israeli Jews began asking for rain in the Amidah prayer on Friday, it started raining.
Lake Kinneret is the country's largest source of drinking water.
Fires in Rishon Lezion, Pardes Hanna and the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem were quickly brought under control.
Israelis have broken the nation's record for energy consumption in this week's heat wave.
The Israel Fire and Rescue Services Dept. has declared an emergency situation, canceling all firefighter vacations. All firefighters were asked to report for duty.
The Kinneret is always at risk of becoming irreversibly salinized by the salt water springs under the lake, which are held in check by the weight of the freshwater on top of them.
IEC management appealed to the Haifa District Labor Court with a complaint that their workers’ committee was sabotaging the functioning of the company in a time of crisis.
Israeli government officials gathered for a final run-through Tuesday in Jerusalem to prepare for Epic Snowstorm 2.0, slated to hit Wednesday.
Israeli ZAKA Volunteers Working with Jewish, Christian Communities on Recovery from Hurricane Harvey
After an initial briefing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and with the Orthodox Union which is coordinating the volunteers within the Jewish community in Houston, the ZAKA team set out to work.
The rain is strong, the fire department had to rescue people who got stuck in their cars.
The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing due to the severity of the unexpected turbulence.
Israel's Thursday weather is expected to continue to be particularly wintry.
Israeli consular officials in Miami are preparing for a quick evacuation if the storm lives up to its reputation and hits the city as hard as predicted.
Officials are now looking into the cause of the rash of fires around the country.
The Sea of Galilee reached a whopping 107.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
The collapsed wall has revealed fallen tombstones with Hebrew writing on them, which can be seen from the street.
The water level of the lake is now standing at just four feet from full capacity.