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  • Israel’s Heaviest Snowstorm Leaves Jerusalem in the Dark

    The snow that blanketed Jerusalem last week delighted children of all ages, but it also left the holy city in darkness and created numerous inconveniences for its residents. Tens of thousands of Jerusalemites were without electricity for up to four days following power outages created by the snowstorm and the floods that occurred elsewhere in…

  • “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…

  • UN Envoy Hastens to Stormbound Jerusalem for Urgent Meeting with Eban

    Ambassador Gunnar Jarring, the United Nations special representative to the Middle East, conferred with Foreign Minister Abba Eban in Jerusalem for an hour and a half today. No details of their talk were announced but a note of urgency seemed to surround the meeting largely because of the U.N. envoy’s special efforts to reach Jerusalem…

  • 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…

  • Rare Snowfall Blankets Jerusalem; Heavy Rains Continue in Israel

    Snow, one of the rarest sights ever witnessed in the city and nearby areas, delighted children here who had never seen it before. But, elsewhere, heavy rains have drenched the country for six consecutive days, causing numerous floods and much hardship. Reports indicate that rainfall so far this year is already approaching the total for…

  • Heavy Rains Flood Roads in Israel; Jerusalem Railway Affected

    The first snow of the season in Israel fell this morning in Galilee to add to the woes of a population buffeted by incessant rain for the past week. Rain and gales lashed central Israel for the past 24 hours, flooding almost all roads leading from Tel Aviv to the south and east. The railway…

  • 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…