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  • 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…

  • Snowfall Blankets Hills of Holy Land

    A heavy snow fell today in Jerusalem and on the surrounding hills. The entire area assumed a white picturesqueness seldom witnessed in Palestine, where the climate is mild and snow a great rarity.

  • 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,

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…