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Daily Briefing June 26: Lapid’s 1st battle; introducing ToI film ‘Dead Sea Walking’

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Editor David…

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Into the Land: Dead Sea Walking

Unless the Israeli government takes action, the Dead Sea will continue to dwindle, eventually ending up as a big salty puddle. In this first episode of The Times of Israel’s…

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Authorities urged to act immediately to stabilize Dead Sea levels

The Environmental Protection Ministry on Monday issued a draft policy document on the future of the Dead Sea for public consultation. The document, available in Hebrew, calls on the government…

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Sky-high rental costs prompt a Tel Aviv couple to take to the sea; others may follow

As Tel Aviv faces a housing crisis with spiraling rents rocketing off the back of rising property prices, an enterprising professional has come up with an alternative that could prove…

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Ukraine skeptical as Russia and Turkey push for sea lane to export grain

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russia and Turkey voiced support Wednesday for a safe corridor in the Black Sea to allow Ukrainian grain exports, but Kyiv rejected the proposal, saying it…

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Leak from Dead Sea Works pollutes surrounding area; protected plants found dead

A leak from a supply canal of the Dead Sea Works into Nahal Tze’elim in the south of the country appears to have caused damage to the surrounding ecosystem, the…

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Israeli Navy wraps up ‘complex’ submarine exercise in Red Sea

The Israeli Navy wrapped up a “complex” and “lengthy” submarine drill in the Red Sea on Thursday morning, the military said. During the exercise, the INS Tekuma Dolphin-class submarine was…

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