Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa Sightseeing
Trip Start Apr 22, 2011
28Trip End May 15, 2011
After free time to explore a flea market and eat lunch, we head out of town to Rehovot to visit the Ayalon Munitions Factory. It was a working kibbutz on a hill, and through guile and deception the workers dug out a huge hole to secretly manufacture bullets to be used in the fight for Israeli Statehood. The country was under the control of the British, but these wily kibbutzim were able by clever means to make ammunition right under the noses of the British Army
We return to Tel Aviv and our hotel to enjoy the generous "happy hour" buffet of snacks and drinks. Later we cross the street to watch the sun set over the Mediterranean, and then walk to the Hilton Hotel for dinner. I need to get to bed early tonight, so I walk back to the hotel and arrive right at 8pm. This is Memorial Day, and at that hour a loud siren is heard. I stand in front of the hotel and watch as the traffic comes to a complete stop, and everyone gets out of their cars and stands reverently in silence to honor those who died for the State of Israel. It is a touching thing to witness. Once the sirens stop blowing, everyone gets in their cars again and life goes on.
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