That’s Legal Insurrection reader Joel E. who lives in a town near Tel Aviv, and reached out to me when he read I was heading for Israel.

The featured image is us at a really good falafel place near the beach.

I also saw Legal Insurrection favorite and sometimes contributor “Anne in Petah Tikva” and her husband.  Except that night, she was “Anne in Tel Aviv.”

William Jacobson and Anne in Petah Tikva

It’s a tough life, but someone has to live it.

It would have been hard to accomplish everything we have in this past week without the help of personal guides.

I mentioned Hassan Khawaled yesterday, who took us to the Bedouin village of Khawaled.  Pictured here in front of an abandoned Carmelite Monastery just outside the village.

Hassan Khawaled

 

Abandoned Carmelite Monestary near Khawaled Village

He also took us to Akko (Acre), the old fortress city, as well as through some Druze villages and to the Ahmadi Mosque in Haifa. The Ahmadis reject violent Jihad and any form of aggressive (as opposed to purely defensive) violence.

Haifa_Ahmadi_Center[1]

 

Udi Guberman was our guide along Lebanese border (pictured below at the Mount Adir memorial to Israeli soldiers killed in that border area during the 2006 Lebanon War.

[Udi Guberman, Travel Israel Tour Guide]

[Udi Guberman, Travel Israel Tour Guide. Lebanon in distance.]

Udi also helped us arrange the visits to Ziv Hospital in Safed where we “met” the Syrians, and Moshav Avivim where we interviewed the survivor of the 1970 bus attack.  He also took us to the grottos at Rosh Hanikra at the Lebanese border crossing, and to Megiddo (aka Armageddon).

Rosh Hanikra Cliff Border

[Rosh Hanikra and border crossing]

Rosh Hanikra Grotto

[Rosh Hanikra Grottos]

[Megiddo, Israel]

[Megiddo, Israel]

[Megiddo, Israel]