Postcards from a century ago show the beauty of the Galilee. But it remains unclear which prolific note writer provided the charming copy on the back
Sea of Galilee
Located in Eastern Galilee, the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kinneret, is the largest freshwater lake in Israel, and the lowest freshwater lake in the world.
The Sea of Galilee is 21 km long, 13 km wide, has a total area of 166 km², and maximum depth of 43 meters. Its main source is the Jordan River, which flows through it from North to South.
Featured in the New Testament as the region in which Jesus performed the majority of his ministry and miracles, the Sea of Galilee is a destination for Christian pilgrims.
Clustered churches in Hippos-Sussita in sixth century C.E. indicate mutual tolerance among early Christian sects, which was not to last
Low water level damages reproduction of fish, considered vital for protection of water quality.
The lack of rain has not been registered only at Lake Kinneret, but has also been felt in the Dead Sea region.
About 1 million tourists visit the Sea of Galilee every year, but a sharp drop in rainfall has caused the biblical lake's waters to recede.
The ordnance was probably discarded by Turkish troops as they fled from the British 100 years ago.
Fish and marine mammals are already moving north as sea temperature rises: 'We were astounded by the scale of ocean warming effects on entire ecosystems,' scientists write.
Plan that would have built desalination and water-purification plants suffered major delays due to planning errors and funding problems; state lays blame at local authorities' doorstep.
The effects of climate change have arrived sooner than expected, with the Sea of Galilee set to hit warning 'lower red line' by September.
If the Israeli water authorities' plans work out, Jordan will be using roughly twice as much Lake Kinneret water as Israel will.