Schilman, B., Ayalon, A., Bar-Matthews, M., Kagan, E.J. and Almogi-Labin, A. 2002. Sea-land paleoclimate correlation in the Eastern Mediterranean region during the late Holocene. Israel Journal of Earth Sciences 51: 181-190.
The authors analyzed high-resolution δ18O values from a speleothem in Soreq Cave, central Israel (31°45'N, 35°03'E), as well as from planktonic foraminifera in two marine sediment cores retrieved just off the Ashdod coast (31°56.41'N, 34°22.13'E and 31°56.61'N, 34°19.79'E), to obtain a 3600-year record of past climate in this region. A humid event between AD 1100 and 1400 that peaked at AD 1300, was described by them as "coinciding with the known global Medieval Warm Period."