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  • “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…

  • Snow-blocked Roads Prevent Resumption of Egyptian Prisoner Exchange

    The Egyptian-Israeli prisoner of war exchange, delayed by the heavy snowstorm that blanketed most of Israel and Sinai earlier this week, was postponed again today because the Egyptians had not cleared their section of the road. It is hoped that the exchange can be resumed tomorrow. The exchange was arranged by the International Red Cross…

  • Snow, Sub-zero Temperatures Harass Israel; Highways Blocked

    For the second day in a row, areas of Israel today were pelted by snow, accompanied by sub-zero temperatures, that blocked roads and highways and forced the closing of schools. Three settlements were cut off, and plans were made to supply them by helicopter if they could not be reached by trucks within a few…

  • Snow Blankets Much of Israel, Cutting Power and Closing Roads

    Israel greeted the new year with large areas buried under snow, or inundated by flood waters and buffeted by high winds. It was the latest in a succession of fierce storms which meteorologists say were the worst to strike the Holy Land in well over a century. Scores of highways were closed, including the one…

  • Esther, Rambo and Even Snow Mark Purim Holiday in Tel Aviv

    The streets of Israeli cities were merry today with youthful Queen Esthers, Mordechais, cowboys and Indians, Rambos, and even miniature versions of Alexis and Crystal from television’s Dynasty series. Youngsters paraded in brilliant sunshine and temperatures in the 70s on the first day of spring, which this year coincides with Purim, the traditional day for…

  • 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…