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  • 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…

  • Tortured in Soviet Province, Refugees Report on Arrival in Palestine

    From the inner recesses of Asia, small groups of ragged, half-starved Jewish refugees are arriving in Palestine with tales of terror and physical torture which in gruesome details rival stories of the Middle Ages. The methods of the medieval Inquisition are being used by Soviet Russian officials against the Jews of Bokhara, Russian province bordering…

  • 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…

  • Weizmann Opens Congress; Avoids Issue of Partition, Mum of Attending London Parley

    The twenty-second World Zionist Congress – first post-war gathering of the highest body of the World Zionist movement – opened here today in the Mustermesse, largest hall in Basle, with an address by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency, in which he appealed to the British Government either to carry out the provisions…

  • Jewish Agency Ready to Welcome Truce if It Will Not Encroach on Jewish State

    The Jewish Agency would welcome a truce in Palestine as requested by the United States, France and China yesterday if there is “a grantee that it will not encroach in any way on the Jewish State and will not be ?ely a device to give the Arabs time to make further preparations for war,” an…

  • Arab Legionnaires Refuse Conciliation Commissioners Passage out of Jerusalem to East

    Arab Legion guards at the Mandelbaum Gate of the old City of Jerusalem today turned back the members of the U.N. Palestine Conciliation Commission who started on a trip to Jericho, on the Transjordan border. No reason as given for the action. The Commissioners are leaving Saturday on a three-week tour of the neighboring Arab…

  • 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 Since” in Jerusalum Broken: Crops Affected; Damages Reach Millions of Dollars

    Springlike sunshine and American bulldozers today broke the “snow siege” of Jerusalem, clearing the main roads in and around the city. However, the lowest temperatures in the memory of the oldest inhabitants still hampered all work in Upper Galilee and the Haifa area where interurban traffic was virtually paralyzed. The city of Safad remained completely…