Forecasters say the extremely hot air coming from Iraq and Saudi Arabia will cause the heat wave to continue at least until the end of the week.
On Sunday, Magen David Adom received 37 percent more calls for fainting and other heat-related ailments than an average summer day.
The perceived heat, as measured by the heat stress index, was especially high in the Galilee and on the Golan Heights, and the numbers support the perceptions.
The mercury is not only two to four degrees above normal, but the heat is combined with high levels of humidity, creating particularly high heat stress.
Hof Hacarmel regional council residents, who have been waging a public campaign against plans to build on-shore natural gas treatment facilities in their area, may have seen their efforts bear some fruit.
The high temperatures and heavy humidity are expected to continue until Tuesday at least. The Electric Company is calling upon the public to reduce their consumption during peak hours.
'Call it Miami Beach on the Med. Tel Aviv is the Dionysian counterpart to religious Jerusalem.'
The news elicited mixed reactions from environmental groups, some of which thought a larger parcel should be designated as parkland.
Within three years, about 500,000 households will be expected to sort their trash.
A new proposal to allow for the building of legally planned Bedouin villages over or in place of existing ones has won the support of a state body, though not the Bedouin themselves.