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Natural Disaster
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake felt in southern Israel

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake was felt in southern Israel overnight Tuesday.

The Geological Survey stated that the epicenter of the earthquake was 68 kilometers north of Eilat. No injuries have been reported.

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The Beautiful Israel Daily Show
Beautiful Israel Daily Show: The Dead Sea

Today on the Beautiful Israel Daily Show we have a stunning aerial video of the Dead Sea. Watch:

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Bible Quotes
Psalm 89:9

"You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them."

Psalm 89:9

The Dead Sea, Israel

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Bible Quotes
Job 23:11

"My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside."
-Job 23:11

The Dead Sea, Israel

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The Beautiful Israel Daily Show
The Dead Sea - Like You've Never Seen It

This is no place on earth quite like the Dead Sea.

Photographer Ofir Larom takes the viewer on a special aerial view over the lowest point on the planet, and one of the most gorgeous spots as well.

Watch the beautiful, warm colors of this desert landscape with the green-bluish waters and Israelis bathing in this unique vacation resort.

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Travel
Ein Bokek Promenade

The Ein Bokek area of the Dead Sea has a great four-kilometer promenade granting access to the sea’s beaches, playgrounds, showers, and lounge chairs. 

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IDF
Off-Duty IDF Soldier Prevents Terror Attack

Yossi Amar, a soldier serving in the "Kfir" brigade of the IDF infantry, after fighting a terrorist who tried to snatch his weapon.

Amar was off-duty and standing at a bus stop at the Nebi Musa junction near the Dead Sea, when a terrorist showed-up, suddenly sprayed on him pepper spray and tried to snatch his M-16 rifle.

Despite the unexpected attack while being off-duty, Amar reacted quickly, ingaged and fought the terrorist, prevented him of snatching his weapon and as a result also a terror attack.

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The Beautiful Israel Daily Show
Beautiful Israel Daily Show: The Dead Sea

Today on the Beautiful Israel Daily Show we got a stunning drone video sequence showing the Dead Sea from birds eye view. Watch:

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Biblical Archaeology
Could Two Scribes Have Written One of the Dead Sea Scrolls?
Ever since the Dead Sea Scrolls were accidentally discovered over 70 years ago in a cave in Israel, they have been a source of fascination. The scrolls are famous for containing the oldest manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible. But exactly who wrote these important documents has been a mystery. Now, thanks to the use of technology, experts might be getting closer to understanding some of the backgrounds of these enigmatic texts. In a new study, researchers at the University of Groningen's Qumran Institute have put together a robust investigation into the paleography – the study of old handwriting – of one of the scrolls. Through a series of painstaking processes including digitization, machine-reading, and statistical analysis, the team proposes that two scribes with very similar handwriting probably wrote the two halves of the manuscript. The scroll in question, 1QIsaa, is a large manuscript and one of seven found near the Dead Sea at Qumran, Israel in 1946. The 2,000-year-old scroll preserves the 66 chapters of the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Isaiah and predates other Hebrew manuscripts of Isaiah by over 1,000 years. Source: Reuters, 📷Walla News 🇮🇱 IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL - SHARE NEWSRAEL! 🇮🇱
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Nature
Can a magnificent art museum help save the dying Dead Sea?
Can a magnificent art museum help save the dying Dead Sea? When 1,200 Israelis posed at the Dead Sea for American art photographer Spencer Tunick in 2011, project initiator Ari Leon Fruchter hoped the eye-popping images would start a wave of activism to save the unique saltwater lake from environmental extinction. The Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth, is shrinking fast and dramatically due to evaporation and industrial extraction of its minerals. American photographer Ronnie Turner took this picture of the Dead Sea that GuruShots members voted Top Photo. Fruchter learned that if it isn’t stabilized with a steady infusion of freshwater, this ancient wonder of the world will be nothing more than a series of dry sinkholes within 50 years. “I cannot save it by myself, but I can help preserve it through art,” Fruchter shared. Fruchter partnered with Noam Bedein, who began taking time-lapse photos in 2016 to illustrate the changes happening in the Dead Sea, in launching the Dead Sea Revival Project. The top 40 of the 13,123 submitted photos from 40 countries — including Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait and UAE — go on display on Earth Day, April 22, at the Arad Cultural Center and online at the virtual Dead Sea Museum. Fruchter came to Israel in 1997 for a program at the World Union of Jewish Studies, then located in Arad. Thus began a lifelong devotion to this desert city of 25,000 residents some 25 kilometers (16 miles) west of the Dead Sea. He even named his firstborn son Arad. After a detour in Seattle, where he worked for Microsoft, Fruchter and his family moved to Israel in 2007. He took a job at SanDisk and joined the board of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art out of a sense of mission to contribute to society through the arts. He hopes the Dead Sea Museum will inspire the action necessary to save his beloved sea. “We are facing reality and making something beautiful of the situation,” he concludes. Source: Israel 21c
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Photo of the Day
Photographer Edi Israels shares this beautiful night shot of the Dead Sea.
Photographer Edi Israel shares this beautiful night shot of the Dead Sea. 🇮🇱 IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL - SHARE NEWSRAEL! 🇮🇱
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Photo of the Day
Photographer Alon Cohen Scali shares this great drone photo of the Dead Sea with us! ?? IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL - SHARE NEWSRAEL! ??
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The Beauty of Israel
The Dead Sea One of Israel's most well-known features is the Dead Sea, the world's deepest hypersaline lake hosting on its shores the lowest point on dry land. Despite its salinity, microbial life thrives. A fungus growing at the Dead Sea has given researchers clues for developing saline agriculture. The Dead Sea is magnificent to behold, from the fascinating salt crystals to the eerie way people effortlessly float in place. ?? IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL - SHARE NEWSRAEL! ?? Source: The Grapevine ? Noam Chen
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WATCH
Special bird's-eye view that you do not see every day: Israelis are taking advantage of the Holiday of Passover in order to relax at the salt mushrooms at the Dead Sea. Source: H Breaking News ? Ori Goren
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Bible Quotes
"For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants." Isaiah 44:3 ?Israel21C
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The Beauty of Israel
Series: The most beautiful secret spots in Israel Kedem hot springs, Dead Sea The Dead Sea is one of Israel’s best-known travel destinations, but it too is full of surprises, including deliciously hot springs dotted along the shoreline where the Kedem Stream meets the Dead Sea, some of them large enough to fit a family or a few friends and some of them just big enough to seat romantic couples. Getting there isn’t easy and requires going off-road and avoiding dangerous sinkholes, but that doesn’t seem to deter the brave few who venture out there, especially in the winter season. Picture: People enjoy the water in the Dead Sea, which despite its popularity still contains hidden gems ?? IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL - SHARE NEWSRAEL! ?? Source: IsraelC21.org
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The Beauty of Israel
Job 38:12 “Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place." Sunrise over the Dead Sea. ? Avishag Ayalon, Nature and Parks Authority
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WATCH
People have been enjoying the health benefits of the Dead Sea since Cleopatra used to visit. Find out some other unexpected facts about the saltiest lake in the world. Source: Israel21c
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Biblical Archaeology
Move Over, Indiana Jones! Rappelling into caves in the Israeli desert, archeologists unearth biblical scroll fragments, 6,000-year-old skeleton and the oldest basket in the world in mega-dig. Author: Naama Barak, Israel 21c In an operation that would put Indiana Jones to shame, a huge anti-looting dig carried out in the Judean Desert has unearthed historical finds of great significance, including fragments of ancient biblical scrolls, a 6,000-year-old skeleton of a young child, coins used by Jewish rebels and the oldest woven basket known to mankind. The operation began in 2017, when the Israel Antiquities Authority, government agencies and volunteers set to survey 50 miles of caves in the Dead Sea area using drones, rappelling and mountain climbing techniques to access the almost unreachable caves. The climatic conditions in these caves enabled the preservation of ancient documents like the Dead Sea Scrolls that include the earliest known copies of the Biblical Books and as such have drawn the attention of looters out to make a fortune. The Cave of Horror was also found to contain a partially mummified skeleton of a child wrapped in cloth that dates back some 6,000 years. Researchers believe that the child was probably a girl and was six to 12 years old at the time of her death. Another find, this time revealed by volunteering youth, was a huge, intact woven basket with a lid that dates back some 10,500 years ago, providing information on storage in the times before the invention of pottery. The researchers believe it to be the oldest such basket to be found in the world and note that it was preserved so well due to arid conditions. “The desert team showed exceptional courage, dedication and devotion to purpose”, says IAA director Israel Hasson, “rappelling down to caves located between heaven and earth, digging and sifting through them, enduring thick and suffocating dust, and returning with gifts of immeasurable worth for mankind.” Source: Israel 21c ? Eitan Klein, Emil Aladjem & Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority ?? IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL - SHARE NEWSRAEL! ??
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Archaeology
Ancient biblical scroll fragments discovered in Israeli Cave of Horror The operation began in 2017, when the Israel Antiquities Authority, government agencies and volunteers set to survey 50 miles of caves in the Dead Sea area using drones, rappelling and mountain climbing techniques to access the almost unreachable caves. Rappelling into caves in the Israeli desert, archaeologists unearth biblical scroll fragments, 6,000-year-old skeleton and the oldest basket in the world in mega-dig. Another major find, this time revealed by volunteering youth, was a huge, intact woven basket with a lid that dates back some 10,500 years ago. The basket holds invaluable information on storage in the times before the invention of pottery. The researchers believe the basket to be the oldest basket to be found in the world and note that it was preserved so well due to arid conditions. Source: Israel21C ?? IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL - SHARE NEWSRAEL! ??
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