It's been exeedingly frigid in Israel for a week now. The cold even claimed several lives. We're surviving thanks to ear warmers bought somewhere far far away from this strip of Middle Eastern soil, and we're hoping the camels of the region have made similarly smart purchases.
In honor of the decent winter, here are photos of a few area cities in the snow. All are from Google, enjoy.
Of these cities, only Istanbul is at sea level and it does get snow every so often. I think in Lebanon, in Syria and even in Southern Turkey snow seldom falls on the coast. I did find one more photo of a snowy-coastal Middle Eastern city. This only happened once in recorded history, in 1950, and was thankfully documented.