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Arabah

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Araba

(both: ä`räbä, ăr`əbə), depression, on the Israel-Jordan border, extending c.100 mi (160 km) from the Dead Sea S to the Gulf of Aqaba; part of the Great Rift ValleyGreat Rift Valley,
geological fault system of SW Asia and E Africa. It extends c.3,000 mi (4,830 km) from N Syria to central Mozambique. The northernmost extension runs S through Syria and Lebanon, the Jordan valley, the Dead Sea, and the Gulf of Aqaba.
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 complex. Limestone, salt, and potash are mined near the Dead Sea. In the Old Testament, Arabah is variously called a wilderness, a plain, and a desert. It is sometimes spelled Aravah.
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The site is among the largest solar parks in the Middle East and is located in Southern Israel's Arava Valley - next to the Jordanian border and 20 and 60 miles from Egypt and Saudi Arabia, respectively.
The site is among the largest solar parks in the Middle East and is located in Southern Israel's Arava Valley -- next to the Jordanian border and 20 and 60 miles from Egypt and Saudi Arabia, respectively.
The deal was inked by Israeli Minister of Energy and Water Resources Silvan Shalom and Palestinian Authority's minister responsible for water issues, Shaddad Attili, and Jordanian Water Minister Hazem Nasse to build a pipeline in Jordanian region down the Arava valley.
After graduating from high school in Brookline, Massachusetts in the early 1980s, Yossi Abramowitz spent six months on Kibbutz Ketura, a community 45 minutes north of Eilat in the Arava Valley that was founded by the Young Judaea movement in 1973.
For long stretches across the Arava Valley, the Peace Conduit as envisaged by the bank would be a pipeline rather than an open canal, with an initial carrying capacity of 1,800m cubic metres of seawater a year.
il) in the Negev's Arava valley, visitors stay in one of seven ecolodges built from straw and homemade mud bricks, eat communally at the central Desert Khan inn and go for dips in both a freshwater and mud pool.
The conduit is planned to run the length of the Arava Valley, which is known for seismic activity and flash flooding.
Besides, "the proposed RSDSC could affect the Gulf of Aqaba and the Arava Valley.
The Arava Valley is an extremely arid zone (UNESCO 1977) with a mean annual winter rainfall of 35 mm that occurs in a range of 6-9 days with large annual variations in total rainfall and temporal and spatial distribution (Anava et al.
This effect has been documented on western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) in the Arava Valley of Israel (Chyzik & Orna-Ucko 2002), but was complicated by the influence of irrigation and cropping systems.
Grown in southern Israel's parched Arava Valley, the melon--tentatively called Gal Paz--was well received by consumers during a brief trial at Marks & Spencer last year.
Preliminary results from an equine seroprevalence study (involving 800 horses over a 3-year period) of virus neutralization antibodies to WNV collected during fall 2002, indicate that most horses sampled in Israel's Arava Valley (a desert in the Syrian-African Rift near the Jordanian and Egyptian borders) and the Gulf of Aqaba/Eilat (30[degrees]59'N, 35[degrees]18'E to 29[degrees]34'N, 34[degrees]57'E) (85%, 79/90) were positive (A.