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Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Torrential rains and the “snowstorm of the century” last week have left Jerusalem with 51 percent of its annual amount of precipitation, according to observations by the Israeli Meteorological Service, and the winter has barely begun. Be’er Sheva, where many areas still are flooded, now has accumulated 63 percent of is annual rainfall and more […]

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Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

A statement by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejecting a boycott of Israel has infuriated Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) leaders. “No, we do not support the boycott of Israel,” Abbas told South African reporters last week, The Star reported. “But we ask everyone to boycott the products of the settlements. Because the settlements are […]

 

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Jerusalem still is digging out of the “snowstorm of the century,” and the main highway from Tel Aviv was closed temporarily Sunday evening to allow workers to move freely to restore electricity to hundreds of families without electricity for more than two days. Schools will be closed in the capital on Monday. The road to […]

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Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The “snow siege” of Jerusalem is a God’s direct response to the recent jailing of yeshiva students who refused to accept draft orders to report for duty in the IDF, claimed Kabbalistic Rabbi Yaakov Addas Sunday. “There is a general principle that when there is an evil decree, such as a tsunami, everyone must do […]

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Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas has rehashed his willingness to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu according to Lebanese news source, one month after he took up the Prime Minister’s challenge to speak in the Knesset – but without a condition that he declare that Israel is a Jewish state. Al-Mayadeen, a Lebanese channel close […]

 

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Finance Minister and Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid has come out against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s request for buying a plane for him and the president and for new offices and official residence. “At the moral level, we are of the view that in these days of belt tightening and tax raises, when the […]

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AG Weinstein and Justice Minister Livni both object to the new MK Shaked bill. Livni intends to appeal the ministerial committee's vote, and Weinstein may opt not to defend it.
 

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has announced that she intends to appeal the committee decision in the high court.

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Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Conservative commentator Norman Podhoretz wrote in The Wall Street Journal late last week that Israel should attack Iran now to prevent it from gaining access to a nuclear weapon. Israel can “put at least a temporary halt, and conceivably even a permanent one, to the relentless Iranian quest for the bomb” he wrote. “The Obama […]

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Satellite_Snow_Israel
 

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

NASA satellite photo from this morning.

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Dead Sea Works Salt to Jerusalem
 

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

In an effort to help reopen the roads in and around Jerusalem, the Dead Sea Works sent 100 tons of Dead Sea salt to Jerusalem yesterday, to spread on the roads, according to a report in The Marker. No word yet on whether they included a complementary package of Dead Sea mud, or Ahava skin […]

How civilized! Man having his morning coffee in a sidewalk cafe in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

In case you're wondering, temps in Jerusalem right now are 7 Celsius, or a comfortable 44 Fahrenheit.

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A snow plow clearing the entrance to the Yemin Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem during the major snow storm that hit the capital on Friday, December 13. Israelis are pointing the finger at government, but much of the disaster could have been avoided with better individual preparedness.
 

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Much of the disaster could have been avoided with better individual preparedness.

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Israelis trapped by snow in Jerusalem rest in a temporary emergency support station.
 

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Up to 60,000 households lost electricity during the snow storm, and Israelis are beginning to question the lack of preparedness in advance.

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Minister of Internal Security Yitzhak Aharonovitch reviewing border police on a tour of Jerusalem's Muslim Quarter of  Old City. The Jews of Judea and Samaria are complaining that under Aharonovitch's leadership, police are targeting them as the enemy.
 

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The local security coordinator tried to alert the Army, but his calls were not answered.

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Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

According to the Hermon Mountain website there are 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) of snow on the upper Hermon and 1 meter (3.2 feet) of snow on the lower part of the mountain. The Kinneret rose 10 centimeters since Wednesday.

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IDF Snow
 

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The elite IDF Alpine Unit training in Mt. Hermon. The Alpine Unit is charged with protecting Mount Hermon region and the civilians who live there. The unit is comprised of reserve soldiers who were formerly part of other elite units and volunteered to serve in the snow. Consider it a Swiss vacation substitute. The unit […]

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An Israeli fuel truck waiting to go through the Kerem Shalom crossing, to assist Gazans.
 

Posted on: December 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Four water pumps will be transferred to the Gaza Strip due to heavy flooding.

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Posted on: December 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Residents of Yitzhar and Har Bracha are currently being evacuated from their homes – not because of another Disengagement, but because there’s no electricity and no heat. Six buses are transporting the residents to temporary shelter in Petach Tikva.

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Posted on: December 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The train connecting Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, and the only ground transportation currently connecting the two cities at the moment, has gotten stuck near Lod (which is near Ben Gurion Airport). It’s been stuck there for the past 3 hours (currently 10:50 PM). Highways 1 and 443 have been shut down due to snow and […]

 

Posted on: December 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Highway 1 to Jerusalem was shut down on Saturday evening a mere hour after it was reopened to buses and taxis. The Ministry of Transportation decided that using the road was too risky because of icing conditions. The tunnel road connecting Gush Etzion to Jerusalem has been shut down too.

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