Though some people prefer cold temperatures over Israel’s hot summers, the country’s struggling citizens and especially the elderly, find winter a particularly challenging time to live in dignity.
Israel’s multi-year drought is ending in dramatic fashion as the heavy rains drench the north while Jerusalem braces for snow. Even more rain is expected to arrive, blown in from the Mediterranean to Israel’s shores. Earlier in the week, 1.5 inches of snow fell in the Golan. Rain is expected to fall in all regions including the Negev.