Rare snow storm blankets Jerusalem

By William Booth, December 12, 2013

JERUSALEM — The pilgrims here rightly wilt in the swelter of August as they tramp from one holy site to another. They should come in winter.

Every once in a while, it snows.

The heaviest December snowfall in 50 years, according to the Israeli weather service, fell Thursday morning on Jerusalem, which was briefly cut off from the rest of the country as access roads were closed.

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