Road closures throughout Jerusalem and on roads entering & exiting the capital as snow blankets the city & surrounding area.
The worst of the cold weather system expected Friday.
By Israel Hayom Staff
Fifty centimeters (19.7 inches) of snow fell in Jerusalem on Thursday and Friday (as of press time), leading to a state of emergency in the city, to which entrance and exit roads have been closed.
A Jerusalem light rail train pushes through the snow on Thursday – Photo: Lior Mizrahi
“I’ve heard of making guests welcome and feeling at home. This is as far as I’ve seen anyone go, giving a nice New England snow storm,” said U.S. Continue Reading »
IEC to invest some NIS 500,000 in
bid to solve problem allowing thousands of haredi families in Bnei Brak to connect to power supply without desecrating the Shabbat
By Alfi Shauly
The “kashrut” concept is usually reserved for food, but in some ultra-Orthodox communities it has to do with other vital issues like connection to a power supply.
illustrative – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
The haredi population in the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak has been torn for years over the kashrut of electricity production. Entire communities are forced to pay NIS 120 (about $33) every weekend in order to connect to a generator, as they believe that the Israel Electric Corp‘s power generation desecrates Shabbat. Continue Reading »
Photographs show Israel Electric Company electrician protected behind a huge metal wall hoisted by a crane as he repairs Gaza power cable.
The photographs below were taken by an anonymous Arutz Sheva reader who witnessed a strange scene on the Gaza perimeter recently. They show an Israel Electric Company (IEC) employee hoisted on a crane in order to fix a malfunction that denied electricity to Gaza City.
The operation, which of course is carried out by Israel for the benefit of Gazans, has to be carried out with military protection, because Gaza terrorists regularly target Israelis on the perimeter fence, including those they know are trying to assist them by fixing infrastructure or letting in goods. Continue Reading »