Snow in Jerusalem Paralyzes the City


Jerusalem in the Snow 2015 (ICEJ Staff photograph)The streets of Jerusalem were eerily silent Friday morning as a thick blanket of snow shut down schools, bus lines, businesses, football games and even the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, save for one hardy journalist who braved the harsh winter weather to come into the office and file this report. Thunder, lighting and high winds buffeted the capital through most of the evening and night Thursday, with low temperatures expected to continue through the weekend. Heavy snow also fell in the northern and central mountains, with rain hitting many coastal communities and the level of the Sea of Galille rising another 1.5 centimeters by nightfall Thursday reaching 212.35 meters below sea level, the Water Authority said. Meanwhile, government agencies throughout the country were preparing to deal with emergency support for their communities. Read More

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