Winter in Israel, for Real

If you close your eyes you'd think you're in Canada.

Winter Storm Blankets Northern Israel with Snow

During Wednesday's storm Israel broke its winter 2020 record for electricity consumption.

Jerusalem Prepares for Possible Snow Storm

The city recommended that people open the hot water tap slightly, to prevent water from freezing in the pipes.

Civilians in Flooded Gaza Angry at Hapless Hamas Government

The children walked in the water, which in some places was knee-high.

Hatzalah Volunteers Distribute Winter Blankets to Ashdod’s Homeless

They drove around the city in one of United Hatzalah’s ambulances and distributed warm blankets to the homeless.

Mediterranean Waterspout Amazes Residents Off Ashdod Coast

The US National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) describes it as a “whirling column of air and water mist.”

Man in Critical Condition after Being Hit by Falling Tree in Netanya

"The man suffered a serious head injury from being hit by the tree."

Major Winter Storm ‘Carmel’ On Its Way to Israel

Temperatures are expected to drop into the single digits celsius -- the low 40s Fahrenheit.

6 Inches of Snow Drop on Mount Hermon

More good news: the water level of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) likewise rose by 0.39 inches (one centimeter).

6 Dead After Amazon Warehouse Hit by Illinois Tornado

In addition to Illinois and Kentucky, severe tornadoes struck in Arkansas, Tennessee Missouri and Mississippi.

Extreme Dry Weather, Arson, Ignite Hundreds of Fires Countrywide

Firefighters were rushed to deal with 411 fires, of which 212 were in open areas (52%).

Israeli State Comptroller Releases Report Criticizing Climate Change Preparedness

“Israel is one of the few countries in the world that is not yet working on the issue of climate on the basis of a budgeted, approved national preparation plan,” according to a report by Matanyahu Englman.

Bennett Declares Tackling ‘Climate Crisis’ a New Israeli National Security Interest

“The climate crisis is one of the major issues on the world agenda. It concerns the lives of all of us,” says the Israeli prime minister.

Jewish Man Dies in Car Swamped by Tropical Storm Ida

The rabbi passed away in his vehicle before anyone could rescue him.

MTA Suspends Subway Service, Newark Airport Flooded, as Ida Barrels into NYC Area

Newark International Airport tweeted that it was experiencing “severe flooding,” and all flights have been suspended.

Category 4 Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall in Louisiana

Hurricane Ida is tied for the fifth-strongest hurricane ever to hit the mainland US.

Tropical Storm Henri Drops 6 Inches Rain in Brooklyn, NY, Then Moves to New...

Storm surge, wind and non-stop rain continue to be the main threats facing those in the path of Tropical Storm Henri.

Residents Prepare as Hurricane Henri Heads Directly for NY, NJ, New England

"If you have to move, if you have to stock up, if you have to get to higher ground, it has to be today. Please."

At Least 227 Die in 7.2-Magnitude Quake in Haiti

The last such devastating earthquake, in January 2010, took the lives of more than 300,000 people in Haiti.

Heat Wave on its Way to Israel

The good news: The Health Ministry reminds Israelis there is "no obligation" to wear a mask outdoors.

Autopsy on Whale’s Carcass Raises Suspicion of Death by Oil Pollution

Materials derived from oil pollution were found in the autopsy and were transferred for testing.

More Blessings for Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)

As happened last year, the water level in the lake is approaching the so-called "upper red line."

Israel to Temporarily Replace National Anthem with ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow’

This year, it appears the snow will stick around only through Thursday night when heavy rains will sweep the streets.

Frosty the Snowman Made Kids Happy But Froze Israeli Power Lines

Strong winds and possibly rain are expected to continue throughout the day on Thursday but the snowfall ended by morning.

Snow in Judea, Samaria & Jerusalem Brings Arctic Temperatures, Dangerous Road Conditions

Golan Heights officials urged residents to stay home and stay safe. "“It is possible that when you leave the road will be clear, but at a later time snow will pile up and ... the road will be blocked.”

Golan Heights Cloaked in White, Forecasters Say Jerusalem is Next

Families with children made plans for snowball fights, snow sculptures and in some more enterprising homes, “snow cones.”

Hatzalah Rescues Passengers of Submerged Vehicle after Storm

The trapped people from the ATV took refuge on the roof of the vehicle.

Israel Sends Aid, Delegation to Honduras After Hurricanes

"Honduras and Israel are close friends and strategic allies who form part of an alliance of reciprocal support."

Kinneret Rising

The Kinneret rose 2 centimeters and is currently 209.98 meters below sea level. 

Israel Dispatches Aid to Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, in Wake of Hurricane Eta

Hurricane Eta, a Category 4 hurricane that killed at least 178 people and left hundreds missing, caused severe damage to the countries of the region, to the road infrastructure and agriculture, and left thousands of refugees in its wake.

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