How safe is Israel for tourists?
Is there any danger or safety issues for toursits visiting Israel? We plan on going around the country from Eilat in the South, to Jerusalem, Tel AViv, then Haifa and to kibbutz Kfar Blum in the north on the Galilee. When I was last in Israel 15 years ago there was plenty of danger with bus bombings and missiles from Lebanon. How safe am I travelling on buses, and hiking in the hills etc? Has anyone been recently - what is the general security vibe - are the immigration officials and airport security guards still so aggressive and paranoid? (Although if people are actually trying to bomb you I suppose its not really paranoia).