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Israelis ski and snowboard after snow mounted on Mt Hermon and the ski site opened for the season, in Northern Israel, January 11, 2020.

Nearly six inches of snow (5.9 inches) dropped this weekend on to the top-most peaks of Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights, enabling the country’s popular ski resort to open its slopes on Sunday to the public.

Cable car and other facilities will be open as well, depending upon the weather at the time – strong winds are in the forecast, and more snow is predicted for Monday.


On Sunday temperatures will drop below average for the season and local rainfall is forecast along the northern coast.

More good news: the water level of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) likewise rose by 0.39 inches (one centimeter) on Saturday, bringing the level to less than two meters (1.97 m, or 77.56 inches) below its maximum capacity.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.