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    Look who I found

    Look who I found

    Readers and Guides and Borders and Stuff

    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.



    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]


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    LukeHandCool | May 29, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Great photos of some photogenic people!

    I hope wining and dining with readers along the Mediterranean coast doesn’t cause a flare up in Bill’s blogger burnout.

    What username does Joel E. comment under (no worries if he doesn’t want to divulge).

    Anne looks radiant!

    After the picture is taken with him, does the Professor still recommend a $100 donation to his foundation? I thought he was kidding at first, but I gave in when he told me that was a special limited time offer of 90% off the suggested retail.

    Gremlin1974 | May 29, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Thanks for the photo’s, they just reinforce my desire to save up and go there myself.

    Hey Professor! I told you to “make me look thin!”. (Sigh… I suppose you can’t work miracles…. Or as my grandmother would say: “as you look in to the camera is how you come out”). 😀

    Seriously, it was great to meet you again and catch up with you and your lovely wife again. My husband greatly enjoyed meeting you too and hearing about all the work that you do at first hand.

    Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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