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  • Jerusalem Paralyzed by Snow

    Jerusalem experienced its second snowfall of the winter today and the city where snow is a rarity, was virtually paralyzed. Public and private transportation came to a halt by mid-afternoon and interurban services in both directions ceased soon afterwards. The municipality’s snow clearing machinery was unable to cope with the downfall and stalled as the…

  • Storm blankets Jerusalem with snow

    Jerusalem was covered with nearly two feet of snow after a winter storm that cut off traffic to Israel’s capital, left thousands stranded and briefly shut down the country’s main airport.

  • Snow closes Jerusalem schools

    JERUSALEM, March 18 (JTA) — Parts of Israel became a winter wonderland this week. A snowstorm shut down Jerusalem and other parts of the country for several hours Wednesday, just two days after a sandstorm from North Africa blew up yellow dust all around the country. Meteorologists said some 4 inches of snow fell on…

  • Snow Closes Jerusalem Schools

    Parts of Israel became a winter wonderland this week. A snowstorm shut down Jerusalem and other parts of the country for several hours Wednesday, just two days after a sandstorm from North Africa blew up yellow dust all around the country. Meteorologists said some 4 inches of snow fell on Jerusalem in eight hours, closing…

  • Snow in Jerusalem Amazes and Delights Young and Old

    To the world at large, the idea of this Holy City being covered in a white pall of snow, the bleached domes and spires and steeples and minarets of a tri-religious center standing out picturesquely from the surrounding Judean hills, seems wholely incongruous because palestine is in the sub-tropies. “Snow in Jerusalem” sounds as inappropriate…

  • Jerusalem snow postpones Kerry-Netanyahu meeting

    Jerusalem and its environs were blanketed with snow, causing the postponement of a scheduled meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

  • Snow falls in Israel

    Several inches of snow fell in Jerusalem and other mountainous areas in Israel.

  • Snow and memory

    It’s snowing in Jerusalem. I know this through the magic of the Internet, of social media where I see friends posting photos. I grew up in snow, in Montreal, and loved it, but I grew to appreciate it in Jerusalem. Here in DC, all it’s become is the occasional pain in the neck. And back….

  • Snow falls on Israel

    Snow piled up on the Golan Heights and in the Galilee, and dusted Jerusalem as rain, hail and strong winds swept the rest of Israel.

  • Fierce Gales, Snows Hit Israel; Jerusalem Isolated, Coast Buffeted

    Fierce gales and snowstorms — the worst in 27 years, according to local meteorologists — blanketed most of Israel today, isolated Jerusalem for hours and forced the cancellation of a scheduled meeting between the U.N. Mideast envoy Ambassador Gunnar Jarring, and Israel’s Foreign Minister Abba Eban. Ambassador Jarring’s headquarters at Nicosia, Cyprus, was notified when…

  • Heavy Snow Hits Jerusalem for Second Time in Two Weeks; City Alerted

    Snow fell for the second consecutive day today in Jerusalem and for the second time in two weeks – as the city girded for a possible repeat of the havoc caused by the earlier storm. The Knesset (Parliament) prudently cut its session short last night so that members could get home before roads became impassable…

  • Snow Comes to Israel

    Snow blanketed Jerusalem and the surrounding hills today and freezing rains lashed Tel Aviv on the coast, disrupting normal life in both cities and snarling traffic between them. Israel experiences snowfalls on an average of once in two years. Water and heating pipelines are above ground and freeze when the temperature drops. Israeli cars do…

  • Lion statues roar in Jerusalem

    Joining the international club of cities that have turned their streets into art galleries, Jerusalem chose as its symbol the logo of the City of Jerusalem, the Lion of Judea. The project has captured the imagination of Jerusalemites, especially children,

  • Snow Falls in Jerusalem; Flood Waters Make Roads Impassable; Crop Damage Feared

    The city of Jerusalem and its environs today presented a rare picture of snow and ice following a snowfall preceded by storm and rein. Residents of Jerusalem, who seldom see snow, awoke yesterday morning to find the roofs of their houses, of towers and mosques, covered with a thick layer of snow, while the entire…

  • First Heavy Snow Since 1870 Cuts Tel Aviv-jerusalem Road; Cripples Electricity

    Jewish Agency officials worked through the night in freezing temperatures examining conditions in immigrant reception camps in Israel, following the worst snow-fall that has ever hit this country. A heavy snow fell in the entire Tel Aviv area for the first time since 1870, while the rest of Israel was reported under a deep blanket…

  • Snow-trapped Israel Thawing out

    Sunshine broke through the clouds this morning, swiftly melting the blanket of snow that virtually paralyzed Jerusalem yesterday and kept all but emergency vehicles off the roads. But a new freeze-up was predicted for tonight and motorists were warned again to keep their cars at home. Yesterday’s inundation of snow forced schools and government offices…

  • Government Commission to Probe Breakdown of Services in Jerusalem in Storm

    A Government-appointed committee will investigate the power failure and breakdown of other public services that paralyzed Jerusalem during last week’s severe snow storm, Minister of Development Moshe Kol announced in reply to a question in the Knesset (parliament) last night. In addition, the Knesset’s interior committee will take up the general stoppage of municipal services…