The tornado touched down during a hailstorm in the Acco region, striking the Arab villages of Julis, Fassouta and Jedaideh. Hail as big as ping-pong balls was reported as far away as Nahariya. In southern Israel, sandstorms reduced visibility to less than three feet.
My father reassured me that there were no tornados on the East Coast...and I've told my kids there are no tornados in Israel.
Oh well. I guess my credibility with them has been shot.
I'd better bring back some decent gifts from the US...
Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael