Aussie Dave’s Favorite Snow Pics From Israel

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You have no doubt already been inundated with news and pictures of the snowstorm in Israel. So I thought I’d post my favorite photos out of the hundreds you may have already seen, and some you may not have.

The Swimmer

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A woman swims in the pool at the David Citadel Hotel during a snow storm in Jerusalem December 13, 2013. REUTERS

I guess she wanted her money’s worth during her stay at the hotel, given she was likely not able to leave the premises. Either way, I am hoping the pool was heated.



The Good Samaritans

The IDF did not just assist Israeli civilians, but also palestinians.

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During a regular patrol on Friday morning, Cpt. Omri Seiner and his soldiers from the Nahal Brigade saw a Palestinian vehicle stuck in the snow. “Let’s go help – our vehicle is strong enough to rescue them,” said Omri to his soldiers. They connected a tow rope to the vehicle and pulled its passengers to safety. “Our goal was simple: to offer a helping hand,” Cpt. Omri said. Our soldiers are on call and ready to help anyone caught in the storm (IDF Facebook page)

 

 

 

Meanwhile, palestinians accuse us of opening up dams just east of Gaza, which caused the flooding there. As opposed to the incessant rainfall.

You just can’t win.

The Contrast

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A scene you could only see in Israel. Army Jews and traditional Charedi Jews doing their thing.

The Car

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I woke up this morning and had to wait about 10 minutes while the ice defrosted from my front window.

Yeah, I was one of the lucky ones.

The Crazy Texan

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This American living in Israel upped the macho stakes with this YouTube video. Which is just as well, given the amount of shrinkage no doubt involved.

The Ovadia

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Some creative individual created this likeness of recently deceased Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.

The Stranded

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Getty Images

This photo nicely captured the pandemonium on the roads during the snowstorm.

Did any other photos capture your imagination? If so, post in the comments.

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A lawyer by education, David Lange - founder and managing editor of Israellycool - found his calling in advocating for Israel and the Jewish people. He is available for public speaking engagements.