Members THE DEAD SEA IS DYING

The level of the Dead Sea is receding—slowly but inevitably—more than one meter per year.

By Israel Today Staff |

 This beautiful desert landscape at the lowest place on earth, a testimony to God’s judgment at Sodom and Gomorrah, could be lost forever.

 

So far, every attempt by the Israeli government and environmental organizations to stop the evaporation of the healing, mineral-rich saltwater has failed. The source of the problem is the growing population in the arid Middle East and, in turn, an exacerbating shortage of precious water. As a result, Israel has diverted the waters of the Jordan River for domestic and agricultural purposes, thus cutting off the flow that replenishes the Dead Sea.

 

A number of proposals are still in the works to save this historic and scenic landmark, and hopefully Zionist ingenuity, international cooperation and divine...

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