A severe winter storm moved over the Middle East today (December 13), bringing snow to Egypt for the first time in over a hundred years.
In nearby Israel, over 3 feet of snow fell in Jerusalem, closing a number of roads and compelling the Israeli military to rescue hundreds of people stranded in their vehicles.
What did the Middle Easterners do? Naturally, they went outside, made snowmen and snow-angels, had snowball fights and generally had a great time. It was a pretty cool reminder that despite all of our differences, be they regional, cultural, religious or otherwise, we’re really not all that different.
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