What happens when it snows in Israel?

February 18, 2015
When missiles are falling, it's business as usual in Israel, but when a major storm rolls in, the country shuts down.
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Jerusalem takes the day off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOkTU_4fNqc

And when it happens in Tel Aviv, the entire country goes wild

This unusual weather event was especially exciting for the country’s native-born ‘Sabras’ who had never before seen real snow.
http://www.israel21c.org/uncategorized/snow-in-tel-aviv-1950/

Some lucky souls go skiing

The Mount Hermon ski resort spawned Israelis’ love of winter sports. Its slopes quickly fill with skiers and snowboarders — once it snows.
http://www.israel21c.org/culture/israels-winter-wonderland/

Or even snow tubing

http://www.israel21c.org/blog/life/snow-tubing/

Others think of ways to make driving safer

Retired Israeli mechanical engineer invents a simple device that attaches to your car’s wheels for better traction when it snows or in tough terrain.
http://www.israel21c.org/technology/traction-invention-conquers-ice-snow-sand-mud/

Photographers take to the streets

http://www.israel21c.org/israel-in-pictures/photo-of-the-week-snow-story/

Israelis prepare like they expect four meters of snow

http://www.israel21c.org/israel-in-pictures/photo-of-the-week-get-ready-for-snow/

But there's still always plenty to do

Ski in the Hermon, watch the migratory birds, see the holiday lights, dance the lindy hop … there’s plenty of fun to heat up chilly days.
http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/20-top-things-to-do-during-the-winter-in-israel/
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