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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Floods, Rock Slides Hamper Israelis As Jerusalem Digs out of Worst Storm in Decade

    Israelis, whose climate has often been compared to that of Southern California, were trying to take in stride today the damage and disruptions caused by the worst snow and wind storms to hit the country in more than a decade. Members of the Knesset (Parliament) who had to walk to the Knesset building this afternoon…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • El Al Boeing 707 Machine-gunned by Arab Terrorists in Zurich, 8 Injured

    An El Al Boeing 720B airliner bound for Tel Aviv was machine-gunned by Arab terrorists tonight as it taxied into a take-off position on the runway at Kloten International Airport. Eight persons aboard the plane, including the pilot, were reported to have been wounded. One of the attackers was killed. Five others, one of them…

  • 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…

  • Rabbinical Court Building, Unsafe, Faces Demolition Despite Protests

    The building of the Supreme Rabbinical Court near the Wailing Wall in Old Jerusalem has been condemned as unsafe and will be torn down despite protests from the rabbinate. Part of the structure caved in under last week’s snow, damaging records and other documents which the rabbinate insisted on keeping in the building oven though…