The water level of the retreating Dead Sea decreases about one meter and the land sinks about 15 centimeters per year
The team used a wide range of instruments, from measurement methods based on the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) to radar satellites and on-site gauge and climate stations.
“When we came to the Jordan Valley, we found a desert,” says David, a spokesperson for Jewish settlers in the West Bank. “Nothing was growing here. So now the Jordan Valley is green.”
Thanks to Israel’s record rains, the breathtaking flower trails have sprouted from the cliffs to the shoreline of the Northern Dead Sea area.
Indeed, Biblical prophecy also holds that water will flow east from Jerusalem into the Dead Sea, filling it up with fish and the surrounding desert with life:
Earthquake Hits Dead Sea: Is it the First ‘Pre-Messiah’ Quake that’ll Turn it Into a ‘Garden of Eden’?
a 3.7 earthquake just took place inside the Dead Sea
Since Lot’s Wife looked back at the destruction of the evil city of Sodom (today, Sdom in modern Israel), there hasn’t been such big news about salt.
Hebrew University cave researchers have mapped Malham Cave – a salt cave in the Dead Sea region – as the longest in the world.
As its name implies, an integral aspect of the LOI message is conveyed in their connection to the land. Though Jerusalem is usually the center of prayer, Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel, co-founder of the Land of Israel Network, explained that the Dead Sea region is a particularly auspicious location for personal prayer and meditation.
Secret talks between Israel and Jordan opened the way for the long-awaited project linking the Red Sea and the Dead Sea to finally begin.
Israel deployed helicopters full of IDF and civil rescue teams to the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea, when a bus carrying 37 schoolchildren and seven teachers was swept away by flash floods. The request came directly from the Jordanian government.