Saturday, December 27, 2008

Rolling With The Punches

After a day of sightseeing in the Haifa area -- the beautiful Baha'i shrine and gardens, old Akko, and the grottoes of Rosh HaNikra, we set off tomorrow for the Kinneret for two days in Tiberias. Of course, things in Israel can always get a little crazy. Turns out that there was some rocket fire from the Gaza onto Sderot, and a resulting air strike by the Israelis on Gaza. So, what would have been a trip to the Lebanese border (the great view at Manara) tomorrow will be curtailed to a short visit to the Naot factory which is sort of near the Lebanese border. Fun, fun, fun, though more for pure caution's sake -- there's no imminent threat from Hezbollah as the UN and Israel has them mostly under control.

Otherwise, trucking along in our monstrous van across the Israeli countryside. Tiberias, then a quick detour to Yafo, an afternoon in Beit Shemesh (a suburb of Jerusalem) and then five days in Jerusalem. More tomorrow on Tzfat, the center of Kaballah.

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