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Photos Of The Day: The Sea Of Galilee

This is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake in the world (after the Dead Sea)…

The lake is fed partly by underground springs, but its main source is the Jordan River which flows through it from north to south. And one of the primary sources for the Jordan River, of course, is the Dan River which I profiled for you earlier.

Israel’s National Water Carrier, built in 1964, transports water from the Sea of Galilee to the main population centers of Israel, and is the source of most of the country’s drinking water.

In 1964, Syria attempted construction of a facility that would have diverted the water that flows into the Sea of Galilee. This project and Israel’s attempt to block these efforts in 1965 were factors which played into regional tensions culminating in the 1967 Six-Day War.

I told you water was important in the Middle East:

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Jesus spent quite a lot of time here during his prime… And supposedly, he performed many of his miracles here, including his walking on water:

sea of galilee

I don’t know about the walking on water bit, but I do know the Sea of Galilee is surrounded by mud which I put to optimum use on the rental car of The Velvet Rocket staff:

sea of galilee


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