Tuesday, March 28th | 1 Nisan 5777


Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

January 10, 2013 11:03 am

Jerusalem Blanketed by Heaviest Snowfall in Two Decades (PHOTOS)

avatar by JNS.org

Email a copy of "Jerusalem Blanketed by Heaviest Snowfall in Two Decades (PHOTOS)" to a friend

Snowfall in Jerusalem's Old City. Credit: Screenshot of Israel Hayom video.

Jerusalemites woke up to a world of white on Thursday morning, as the city experienced its heaviest snowfall since 1992, Israel Hayom reported.

Jerusalem municipal official Elisha Peleg told Army Radio that 10 to 15 centimeters (4 to 6 inches) of snow had accumulated in the center of Jerusalem, with higher amounts piling up in outlying areas.

“The downtown area is bathed in white,” Peleg said.

Related coverage

March 28, 2017 1:47 pm

Widower of Israeli Mother-of-Six Slain During Palestinian Terror Surge Announces Engagement to ‘Soul’s Love’

The Israeli widower who became a key symbol of the surge of Palestinian terrorism that began at the end of...

The snow blocked the main Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway and public transportation inside Jerusalem was operating on a reduced basis. Schools in the city were closed.

President Shimon Peres came outside to enjoy the snow after his security guards built a snowman at the entrance to the presidential residence in Jerusalem.

“Jerusalem has many colors,” Peres said. “In the morning in the sunshine, she is golden. In the sunset, she is blueish. But when she is white, it so rare, so beautiful, so unifying. Whatever happens in Jerusalem is a blessing. This time is a blessing in white.”

A rainbow in Shadmot Mecholah. Photo: Peleg Amitzom/Tazpit News Agency.

Flooding in Shadmot Mecholah. Photo: Peleg Amiton/Tazpit News Agency.

A snow covered bike in Dolev. Photo: Meital Hertz/Tazpit News Agency.

Efrat covered in snow. Photo: Aryeh Savir/Tazpit News Agency.

Efrat covered in snow. Credit: Aryeh Savir, Tazpit News Agency.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner