Stabbing attack, bomb on a bus, and a murder near the Gaza Border,
terror against Israelis is increasing.
But in Jerusalem this past week it was all about the weather.
The sun is shining and sky is blue,
and people are walking again along Jaffa Road,
and eating and shopping in the Shuk, the Machane Yehuda Market.
For some in Jerusalem, Israel, the snow storm of December 2013 is history.
many street corners still look like this with heaps of ice and debris.
Nothing in Jerusalem is flat, so there are many steps,
including this 99-step stairway that was icy this week.
But this fallen tree was blocking them at the top making them useless.
They are off one of the hardest hit streets,
where many were without power for a week because of the storm.
Now new wires are being buried underground.
I had to go around out of my way,
but I had a chance to meet two of the hasmal electric company guys,
who wanted me to to take their their photo.
It is a miracle that with blocked icy sidewalks and people walking
on dark slippery streets in traffic that no one was killed or seriously injured.
This week, a corner where many children cross
near a busy school was still covered with ice.
You cannot really understand Jerusalem streets from looking at a map
or even at photos, as it can rain on one street and be dry on the next.
This week you really feel and see the differences.
While some are out in the sun,
others are still trying to get around the mess!
I almost fell today on an ice patch near the Windmill.
The tree cutters are busy with lots more work to do.
People and buses are sharing same spaces,
but even with the snow in the background,
the last rose bud was still looking good.
First it was pretty, then it was clean-up time,
now if they can just get the mess cleaned up before it rains…