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July 8, 1990 | Reuters
The Sea of Galilee, where Christians believe Jesus walked on the water, has dipped to the lowest level ever recorded, according to an Israeli water official. "For about 100 years, we have known the level of the Sea of Galilee, and there was never a year as low as 1990," Zvi Ortenberg, chairman of the Sea of Galilee authority, said. At the end of the rainy season in April, the lake stood at a record low of 700 feet below sea level.
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December 21, 2008 | Susan Spano
There was a map of the Holy Land on the front flap of my mother's Bible. It was colored in pale pinks and blues and it showed Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Galilee and the Jordan River. The names told the story of the life of Christ, but to me the map made it real. Older now, I have graduated from dreaming over maps to visiting places embedded in my consciousness, above all Israel. It is just a sliver of a country about the size of New Jersey but deep in terms of time.
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January 15, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's easier to walk on the Sea of Galilee than it used to be. No miracle is required. A severe lack of rain has lowered the level of the historic lake so much that an island has emerged near its southeast corner. The drop is a symptom of three years of drought and, experts say, a signal of future water problems that may not only bring hardship to Israel but to its neighbors in the semi-arid eastern Mediterranean. At November's end, pious Jews in Jerusalem prayed for rain.
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January 15, 1995 | BARTON GELLMAN, THE WASHINGTON POST
In the Sea of Galilee, where it is said that Jesus Christ walked on water and where tourists flock nowadays to water ski, Yaakov Ezri dipped a trawling net and pulled out three interlopers from among his usual catch of carp. Savage-looking and six inches long, the fish had sharp teeth and, the fisherman imagined, the eyes of carnivores. Word spread quickly, in the Tiberius market and beyond: By accident or some sinister plot, man-eating piranhas had come to Israel.
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December 11, 1988 | KARIN LAUB, Associated Press
The patch of beach on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus is believed to have performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes has become a sanctuary from the violence of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Palestinian activists wounded in the nearly yearlong uprising against Israel live side by side in Tabigha with handicapped Israelis and German volunteers.
TRAVEL
December 21, 2008 | Susan Spano
There was a map of the Holy Land on the front flap of my mother's Bible. It was colored in pale pinks and blues and it showed Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Galilee and the Jordan River. The names told the story of the life of Christ, but to me the map made it real. Older now, I have graduated from dreaming over maps to visiting places embedded in my consciousness, above all Israel. It is just a sliver of a country about the size of New Jersey but deep in terms of time.
NEWS
January 15, 1995 | BARTON GELLMAN, THE WASHINGTON POST
In the Sea of Galilee, where it is said that Jesus Christ walked on water and where tourists flock nowadays to water ski, Yaakov Ezri dipped a trawling net and pulled out three interlopers from among his usual catch of carp. Savage-looking and six inches long, the fish had sharp teeth and, the fisherman imagined, the eyes of carnivores. Word spread quickly, in the Tiberius market and beyond: By accident or some sinister plot, man-eating piranhas had come to Israel.
NEWS
September 3, 1988 | Associated Press
Thousands of dead fish were found floating in the Jordan River, possibly poisoned by fishermen on the Sea of Galilee looking for an easy catch, an official said Friday. "We suspect large-scale poisoning using agricultural pesticides," said Elad Zohar, an Israeli area supervisor. Zohar said the pesticides apparently were dumped in the Sea of Galilee and killed more fish than the fishermen could catch.
NEWS
March 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two Arab guerrillas with automatic rifles crossed the border from Jordan into northern Israel and were shot dead by an Israeli army patrol, the Israeli army said. It said the two 20-year-old guerrillas infiltrated the frontier during the night. An army patrol discovered the pair just after they had cut through the border fence near the Jewish settlement of Shadmot Mehola, 25 miles south of the Sea of Galilee, an army spokesman said.
NEWS
January 4, 1987
Cardinal John J. O'Connor, the archbishop of New York, toured northern Israel, where he worshiped along the shores of the Sea of Galilee, the site of Jesus' ministy, and visited with handicapped children during a hospital tour in the Mediterranean port city of Haifa. The Roman Catholic prelate was free--at least for a day--of the embarrassing political controversy that marred the start of his trip, when he canceled meetings with Israeli leaders under pressure from the Vatican.
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January 15, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's easier to walk on the Sea of Galilee than it used to be. No miracle is required. A severe lack of rain has lowered the level of the historic lake so much that an island has emerged near its southeast corner. The drop is a symptom of three years of drought and, experts say, a signal of future water problems that may not only bring hardship to Israel but to its neighbors in the semi-arid eastern Mediterranean. At November's end, pious Jews in Jerusalem prayed for rain.
NEWS
July 8, 1990 | Reuters
The Sea of Galilee, where Christians believe Jesus walked on the water, has dipped to the lowest level ever recorded, according to an Israeli water official. "For about 100 years, we have known the level of the Sea of Galilee, and there was never a year as low as 1990," Zvi Ortenberg, chairman of the Sea of Galilee authority, said. At the end of the rainy season in April, the lake stood at a record low of 700 feet below sea level.
NEWS
December 11, 1988 | KARIN LAUB, Associated Press
The patch of beach on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus is believed to have performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes has become a sanctuary from the violence of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Palestinian activists wounded in the nearly yearlong uprising against Israel live side by side in Tabigha with handicapped Israelis and German volunteers.
NEWS
October 17, 1991 | Associated Press
Israeli and Jordanian border guards opened fire on a man suspected of trying to cross the frontier between the two countries, and the victim's body was found Wednesday morning, the army said. An army statement said the man was spotted on the Israeli side late Tuesday night along the Yarmouk River east of the Sea of Galilee. The name and nationality of the man were not released. Military sources said he was in civilian clothes and was unarmed.
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January 29, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Experts have restored a 1,400-year-old glass mosaic glowing in gold, recovered from a site next to the Sea of Galilee, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Monday. The mosaic panel is believed by the Israel Antiquities Authority to be the only one in the world, citing the quality of its preservation, given its age and its gleaming, gilded craftsmanship indicating Christian origins. "It's a unique find, a piece of art," said Joseph Patrich, professor of archaeology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
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