Is He trying to tell us something?

Above, an Israeli man watches the smoke from the wildfires that hit Haifa, Israel earlier this month, killing at 42 people and consuming some 12,000 acres. But Israel is not the only country in the Middle East that has experienced extreme weather in the last few months. All across the region, Middle Eastern cities have ...

Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

Above, an Israeli man watches the smoke from the wildfires that hit Haifa, Israel earlier this month, killing at 42 people and consuming some 12,000 acres. But Israel is not the only country in the Middle East that has experienced extreme weather in the last few months. All across the region, Middle Eastern cities have been the victim of floods, fires, and snowstorms.

View the photo essay.

Above, an Israeli man watches the smoke from the wildfires that hit Haifa, Israel earlier this month, killing at 42 people and consuming some 12,000 acres. But Israel is not the only country in the Middle East that has experienced extreme weather in the last few months. All across the region, Middle Eastern cities have been the victim of floods, fires, and snowstorms.

View the photo essay.

Maria Kornalian is the executive associate for the Project on Middle East Political Science and an assistant editor for the Middle East Channel.

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