Israel’s capital Jerusalem was covered in white as the first snowfall in six years blanketed the city Wednesday night. After temperatures dropped below zero across Israel, heavy snow also fell on northern parts of the country and Golan Heights.
Below are some of the postcard scenes of the snow in Jerusalem.
A wedding at the Western Wall
Jerusalemites enjoying the snow
Can you imagine this is #Jerusalem?
Rare footage from our Capital under a blanket of snow!❄🇮🇱 pic.twitter.com/7sycbbXXuE
— Israel in Belgium | #snow ❄ (@IsraelinBelgium) February 18, 2021
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) February 18, 2021
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 18, 2021
When the Prime Minister of Israel throws a snowball at you…..
Netanyahu on TikTok: A minute of fun in the Jerusalem snow, and then I go back to working for you around the clock pic.twitter.com/2z4pDVcWfN
— Lahav Harkov, Space Laser Controller (@LahavHarkov) February 18, 2021
Stay safe Jerusalemites and have fun in the snow! pic.twitter.com/PIZnzimJOB
— Zionist Federation (@ZionistFed) February 18, 2021
Western Wall in the snow
❄️The #CityofDavid all dressed in white! ❄️
— City of David Ancient Jerusalem (@cityofdavid) February 18, 2021
Jerusalem: Clip, Snow accumulating at the Kosel tonight pic.twitter.com/K6Sae5IqTu
— Yiddish News (@YiddishNews) February 17, 2021
And here is a look back at snowfall in the past
As snow falls on #Jerusalem for the first time in years,
here's some nostalgia for you – this footage from the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive documents the snowy winter of 1957, when Israel's capital was covered in a layer of white!
Have fun out there and be careful! pic.twitter.com/deK7CC1k3n
— National Library of Israel (@NLIsrael) February 17, 2021
We call upon the UK Government to officially recognise Jerusalem is Israel's capital and move its embassy to Jerusalem.