Photo Essay: Snow Blankets Jerusalem, Beit El and Gush Etzion

Heavy snows fell in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, as well as the Negev and northern Israel. Arutz Sheva takes you there...

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Ezra HaLevi,

Heavy snows fell in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, as well as the Negev and northern Israel. Arutz Sheva takes you there...

Jerusalem

A lone worshipper at the Western Wall (there is also a warm indoor section).
(Photo: Flash 90)
A view of the Temple Mount and western Jerusalem.
(Photo: Flash 90)
Jews enter the snow-capped Damascus Gate of the Old City.
(Photo: Flash 90)
The Knesset Wednesday, hours before the Winograd Report was to be made public.
(Photo: Pinchas Orbach)
The Jerusalem neighborhood of Yemin Moshe, on the western side of the Old City.
(Photo: Flash 90)
A family poses for a picture with the snow outside the Old City.
(Photo: Flash 90)
Police near the Damascus Gate (Sha'ar Shechem) have a snowball fight.
(Photo: Flash 90)
The Mount of Olives cemetery, Temple Mount and Jerusalem.
(Photo: Flash 90)
The Begin Expressway, which cuts through Jerusalem.
(Photo: Pinchas Orbach)
A JCB construction bulldozer is used to clear the snow in Jerusalem.
(Photo: Pinchas Orbach)
A snowman boasts kippa-wearing smiley cookies as eyes.
(Photo: Yechiel Stein)
Border Police at the snow-covered Western Wall of the Temple Mount.
(Photo: Flash 90)
Prayer podiums at the Western Wall plaza.
(Photo: Flash 90)
Beit El
Snow in Beit El.
(Photo: Yishai Fleisher)
Snow near the Artiss, in Beit El.
(Photo: Yishai Fleisher)
Snow in Beit El.
(Photo: Yishai Fleisher)
Snow-free Tel Aviv can be seen on the horizon from Beit El.
(Photo: Yishai Fleisher)
A tree near the Artiss, also known as Pisgat Yaakov, next to Beit El.
(Photo: Yishai Fleisher)
Terraces in the Binyamin region.
(Photo: Yishai Fleisher)
The Tomb of Devorah, the Matriarch Rebecca's nurse.
(Photo: Yishai Fleisher)

Gush Etzion

Terraces in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
An Israeli flag weighed down by snow in Gush Etzion.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
A street scene in the snowed-in Gush Etzion town of Neve Daniel.
(Photo: Laura Ben-David)
A dog looks toward Bethlehem, in Gush Etzion.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
The northern entrance to Efrat and the Jerusalem-Hevron Highway - seen from Sde Boaz.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
Vineyards on the outskirts of the hilltop community of Sde Boaz, in Gush Etzion.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
A frosty fig tree in Gush Etzion.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
Ancient structures and terraces in Gush Etzion.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
Tracks on the fresh snow on an unplowed dirt road in Gush Etzion.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
A windswept pine tree in Gush Etzion.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
Snow-covered olive trees in Gush Etzion.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
A snow-laden bush in Gush Etzion.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
Wild tomatoes still on the vine near Sde Boaz, in Gush Etzion.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
A tractor and farm equipment in the snow.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
A spring-fed pool in Gush Etzion.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
A spring in Gush Etzion refuses to freeze near the source.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
A snow-covered Herodion (Herodium), in eastern Gush Etzion.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
A snow-covered terrace.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
An old building near Sde Boaz, in Gush Etzion.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
The Hareidi-Religious town of Beitar Illit, covered in snow.
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)


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