In 2017, 3.6 million tourists visited Israel, a 25 percent increase on 2016. But the boom is proving a headache at popular sites like Jerusalem’s Old City and the Sea of Galilee
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.
Despite recent rains, Israel is headed for long-term shortage, Water Authority warns
While desalination plants supply two-thirds of household water use, natural water sources are essential to cover the rest. Severe cuts proposed
The security briefing at the entrance to the compound that was designated for sexual activity eliminated whatever desire was left. At some point you realize what the veterans already know: Nothing is happening
Future doesn't look promising, either: In first months of upcoming rainy season, amount of precipitation is forecast to be lower than past average
The kibbutzim's secret to the good life: to live in the past like perspiring pioneers and to profit from the present like corrupt businesspeople
Water flow in sources of Jordan River is 40% lower than average this year
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
Clustered churches in Hippos-Sussita in sixth century C.E. indicate mutual tolerance among early Christian sects, which was not to last
Sea of Galilee only 4 centimeters above lower red line due to lack of rainfall in northern Israel; lake also suffers high levels of salinity, which is also to be addressed