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  • 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…

  • Jerusalem Digging out of Worst Snowstorm in Decades

    Israel’s capital began to dig out today from under the worst snow storm to hit it in the memory of most of its inhabitants. As the snow, which exceeded 12 inches yesterday, began to melt, pedestrians and private cars once more appeared on the streets. Squads from the department of water supply and the municipal…

  • Jerusalem Digs in Itself out of Worst Snowstorm in Years

    The city today dug itself out of the worst snow storm in years. The main highways leading in and out of the city were cleared by 10 o’clock last night but snow plows and sanders took longer to clear paths through the city’s streets. Some Knesset members and staff were forced to spend the night…

  • New Snowstorm, Gales, Lash Jerusalem for Second Time in Two Weeks

    Heavy snow, lashed by gale winds, hit Jerusalem again this afternoon rousing fears that this city was in for a repeat of the devastating snow fall that virtually paralyzed it two weeks ago. Householders began to stock up on food items as traffic hampered by snow drifts and slush slowed down to a crawl in…

  • At Least 23 Killed in an Avalanche That Destroys Jerusalem Coffeehouse

    Arabs and Jews worked shoulder to shoulder in a 24-hour rescue operation that ended Sunday afternoon with the removal of at least 23 dead and 22 injured from an Arab coffeehouse in East Jerusalem that was buried under a mudslide Saturday. But the human solidarity shown in the face of tragedy did not last. Some…