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Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Jerusalem Post Reports On Snowfall In Israel and In 'Palestine' - Jerusalem Of White: Snow Falls In Capital And Northern Israel

Where exactly is Palestine?  Where exactly are Palestinian borders? - Michelle

The Jerusalem Post: "At least 17 people have died in the winter storm in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Israel and Palestine. Meteorological agencies in Israel and Lebanon both called it the worst storm in 20 years."

Source: Israel Matzav

If you need a data point about how far Left the JPost has gotten since Steve Linde took over for David Horovitz, you now have one. In a story about the biggest snowstorm since 1992, the JPost has reported on the snow in 'Palestine.'

At least 17 people have died in the winter storm in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Israel and Palestine. Meteorological agencies in Israel and Lebanon both called it the worst storm in 20 years.

Yes, I know, they're going to tell us that the sentence was copied from Reuters because it says 'Reuters contributed to this report,' but the byline is "JPOST.COM Staff, Melanie Lidman."

The bottom line is that the Leftist media - of which JPost has sadly become a part, is trying to subconsciously get us used to the idea that there is a 'state' called 'Palestine.'

Here's Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat talking about the snow in Jerusalem.

Let's go to the videotape.

There has not been a plow or a salt truck in my neighborhood as of 9:00 am. There are no buses, and if you must get around the only ways to do so are walking (which isn't really an option outside the neighborhood) or by car. This morning, on the way home from synagogue, I saw two ambulances struggling to make it up one of the hills, with their chains.

But then again, why would anyone expect otherwise? I live in a Haredi neighborhood. We're always the last to receive city services.

Misleading reporting; there is no country called Palestine as of yet. - Michelle

Jerusalem Of White: 
Snow Falls In Capital And Northern Israel

Source: The Jerusalem Post
By Melanie Lidman

Greatest snowfall since 1992 sees J'lem municipality announce closure of schools, kindergartens; police shut Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway as snow predicted to persist until afternoon. 

The Jerusalem Municipality on Thursday morning announced schools and kindergartens will be closed due to snow. Police also closed the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway on Thursday morning at the entrance to the city due to icy conditions.

Elisha Peleg, an official in charge of emergencies with the Jerusalem Municipality, urged the city's residents to remain at home and stay off the streets, telling Army Radio the area had overnight seen its greatest snowfall since 1992.

He said 10 to 15 centimetres (4 to 6 inches) of snow had piled up in the city center and more than that in outlying areas. "The downtown area is bathed in white," Peleg said.

"The elders of Jerusalem don't remember such a snowstorm in years," Peleg also said.

Public transport had ground to a halt, and many vehicles that ventured onto roads were stuck, he added, urging citizens to remain at home.

"Make it a family day. In the afternoon, the temperatures are supposed to rise and you will be able to head out for some shopping," Peleg added.

Much of the northern Galilee region was also paralyzed by snow, with 30 cm (12 inches) said to have accumulated in Safed.

Snow also fell in the southern city of Dimona in the Negev.

Light snow is expected to continue to fall in Jerusalem and northern Israel until the afternoon on Thursday, forecasters say, making the icy conditions on the roads and sidewalks unsafe for travel.

School was also canceled in the Golan Heights, Safed,  and in the Galilee, Israel Radio reported.

Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported that school was also cancelled in the West Bank, reporting heavy flooding that damaged hundreds of homes.

At least 17 people have died in the winter storm in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Israel and Palestine. Meteorological agencies in Israel and Lebanon both called it the worst storm in 20 years.

After continued heavy rains, Lake Kinneret's water level stands at 211.20 meters below sea level, a 14-centimeter rise from Wednesday morning. The basin is still 2.4 meters from being filled to capacity.

Jerusalem’s outlying neighborhoods were the first to celebrate the arrival of snow in the capital on Wednesday. The higher neighborhoods, including Gilo, Ramot and parts of Pisgat Ze’ev and Armon Hanatziv had 2 centimeters of snow on Wednesday afternoon. Snow blanketed the rest of the city at 9 p.m. and fell for about half an hour.

The heavy snow caused the closure of Highway 1 in both directions around 9:30 p.m., stranding more than 100 cars while they waited to clear the roads.

Jerusalem’s Fire and Rescue Services responded to more than 500 calls for assistance on Wednesday, after dozens of antennas and trees, and even a balcony, collapsed due to strong winds.

Emergency services rescued two adults and three children from a jeep using ladders, after the driver tried to fjord a river near Ein Kerem. Firefighters have rescued around 20 vehicles from large puddles and flooded roadways, including a minibus with seven children early Wednesday morning under Highway 9.

Sharon Udasin and Reuters contributed to this report.

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