Arabah

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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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So far Har Hanegev Search and Rescue Team has covered a number of areas, with further crews being brought in from Arava Valley to help.
Water already is supplied to Jordan by Israel well beyond the amounts stipulated by the Arava Valley Peace Treaty.
It is very interesting to note that these sensitive clones do not show this peel blackening in the Arava valley where average summer temperatures may rise to 40[degrees]c concomitant with 10% air humidity (unpublished data).
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.
However, given his dream of one day playing in the NFL, he thinks its unlikely that he will want to stay on playing football in Israel for many seasons His parents, who were among the founders of Kibbutz Ketura in the Arava Valley in the early 1970s, would be very happy to see him "find a nice Israeli girl, settle down, and give us some Jewish grandchildren," as Rom puts it.
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.
In June 2010, for example, the Premier of the Canadian province of Ontario, Dalton McGinty, was among the visitors to the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, located in Israel's Arava Valley, a place where Muslim and Jewish students--from Israel, the Palestinian West Bank and Jordan--work together on complex environmental issues, the solutions to which are crucial to the region's future prosperity and stability.
Besides, "the proposed RSDSC could affect the Gulf of Aqaba and the Arava Valley.
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.