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Old 12-13-2013, 05:49 AM
 
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Jerusalem Mayor Barkat says city facing "a rare storm, the likes of which we've never seen".

Snow in Jerusalem as winter weather intensifies; school canceled - National Israel News | Haaretz
Jerusalem: Drivers stranded in snow - Israel News, Ynetnews
Roads to Jerusalem closed as huge storm batters Israel | JPost | Israel News

Hope everyone in the area is safe and perhaps local people could their experiences or personal photos here.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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All the photos show me is that Israelis are no smarter than Americans who think having a light FWD car will go anywhere no matter if the roads are clear or not and actually expect an emergency responder to arrive within an hour of them getting stuck.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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All the photos show me is that Israelis are no smarter than Americans who think having a light FWD car will go anywhere no matter if the roads are clear or not and actually expect an emergency responder to arrive within an hour of them getting stuck.
It is a subtropical city so people may not be used to it.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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It is a subtropical city so people may not be used to it.
Then you DON'T drive in it. Its the Israeli "can do" mindset taken one step to far.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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It is a subtropical city so people may not be used to it.
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Then you DON'T drive in it. Its the Israeli "can do" mindset taken one step to far.
Both of you are right. But Israelis should know that one should not drive in heavy mud or icy/snow conditions without proper equipment (snow tires or 4 wheel drive, etc.) as it could be dangerous even if one has never experienced these type of conditions before.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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Storm leaves tens of thousands without power - Israel News, Ynetnews
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Its the Sabbath, its not like they're not prepared to be without power for at least one day a week. Many use gas that starts without an electrical igniter. Light a match and you've got heat and the ability to cook. They live in concrete homes which is excellent in nearly any type of weather.

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Old 12-13-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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Its the Sabbath, its not like they're not prepared to be without power for at least one day a week. Many use gas that starts without an electrical igniter. Light a match and you've got heat and the ability to cook. They live in concrete homes which is excellent in nearly any type of weather.
You are speaking of the religious/orthodox Jews which are not the majority of the Israeli population. Most Israelis are not prepared to be without power especially if they have electric run heating not working during this cold weather.
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:50 PM
 
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You are speaking of the religious/orthodox Jews which are not the majority of the Israeli population. Most Israelis are not prepared to be without power especially if they have electric run heating not working during this cold weather.
This is Jerusalem, who do think a majority of the residents are?

As to most Israelis, when was the last time you were there? In every home I've been a guest at, the pantries have always full of dry goods. I haven't seen a home without at least a floor to ceiling cabinet completely filled with goods not requiring refrigeration.
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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This is Jerusalem, who do think a majority of the residents are?

As to most Israelis, when was the last time you were there? In every home I've been a guest at, the pantries have always full of dry goods. I haven't seen a home without at least a floor to ceiling cabinet completely filled with goods not requiring refrigeration.
There are many non-Orthodox Jewish Israelis that live in Jerusalem and in the Greater Jerusalem area. Only 30% of population are ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem (see this information in this article: Jerusalem's mayoral election pits secular Israelis against ultra-Orthodox Jews - Telegraph).

On Friday night, Israelis don't want to eat dry goods for their Friday night dinner. They want fresh Challah and a nice cooked dinner.
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