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March 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
A rare snowstorm blanketed parts of Israel, the West Bank, Jordan and Cyprus on Wednesday, catching many by surprise just two days after sandstorms had covered towns and villages in a fine yellow dust. In Israel, schools were closed, public transportation was paralyzed, and roads were blocked by trees downed by the storm, which deposited 4 inches of snow on Jerusalem. Eight inches fell on the upper Galilee in northern Israel, and 16 inches fell on Mt. Hermon in the Golan Heights.
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January 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Snow lay thick on the domes of the mosques and churches of Jerusalem's Old City and on the battlements of the ancient wall that surrounds it. At the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest shrine, worshipers playfully pelted each other with snowballs. And in the Negev Desert, where snow has not fallen for half a century, Bedouins awoke to find a thick white layer on the backs of their camels, sheep and goats.
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January 3, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
The Middle East shivered Thursday in the wake of a cold blast from Russia that dumped snow down the eastern Mediterranean and broke weather records. Sixteen inches of snow--the heaviest snowfall in 42 years--left Jerusalem paralyzed. Much of Jordan was carpeted, and cities such as Beirut and Nicosia got a rare sight of snow. Floods and snowdrifts cut off towns and villages from eastern Turkey to Israel. Storms rolled across Egypt's Western Desert, and high seas closed Alexandria harbor.
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March 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
A rare snowstorm blanketed parts of Israel, the West Bank, Jordan and Cyprus on Wednesday, catching many by surprise just two days after sandstorms had covered towns and villages in a fine yellow dust. In Israel, schools were closed, public transportation was paralyzed, and roads were blocked by trees downed by the storm, which deposited 4 inches of snow on Jerusalem. Eight inches fell on the upper Galilee in northern Israel, and 16 inches fell on Mt. Hermon in the Golan Heights.
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February 10, 1992 | Associated Press
Snowstorms swept the eastern Mediterranean again Sunday, blanketing Jerusalem and other cities in the region's harshest winter in more than 40 years. At least 15 people died in floods and avalanches. Israel Radio said the Sea of Galilee, a major source of drinking and irrigation water for the Jewish state, was rising a half-inch an hour as the season's third snowstorm hit.
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January 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Snow lay thick on the domes of the mosques and churches of Jerusalem's Old City and on the battlements of the ancient wall that surrounds it. At the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest shrine, worshipers playfully pelted each other with snowballs. And in the Negev Desert, where snow has not fallen for half a century, Bedouins awoke to find a thick white layer on the backs of their camels, sheep and goats.
NEWS
February 10, 1992 | Associated Press
Snowstorms swept the eastern Mediterranean again Sunday, blanketing Jerusalem and other cities in the region's harshest winter in more than 40 years. At least 15 people died in floods and avalanches. Israel Radio said the Sea of Galilee, a major source of drinking and irrigation water for the Jewish state, was rising a half-inch an hour as the season's third snowstorm hit.
NEWS
January 3, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
The Middle East shivered Thursday in the wake of a cold blast from Russia that dumped snow down the eastern Mediterranean and broke weather records. Sixteen inches of snow--the heaviest snowfall in 42 years--left Jerusalem paralyzed. Much of Jordan was carpeted, and cities such as Beirut and Nicosia got a rare sight of snow. Floods and snowdrifts cut off towns and villages from eastern Turkey to Israel. Storms rolled across Egypt's Western Desert, and high seas closed Alexandria harbor.
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