Tel Aviv

24Jun10

This is it, the culmination! Our last day in Israel. Sorry I haven’t posted lately, been busy and tired. Writing takes effort. Hanging out is slightly more enjoyable…

We’re currently in Tel Aviv, entering Rabin Square where Prime Minister Rabin was assassinated on November 4, 1994. He was the first sabra (someone born in Israel) Prime Minister in Israel. (Link here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Yitzhak_Rabin)

Rabin Memorial

Until 1994 the square was called “Kings of Israel” square. It was renamed for the late PM. Check the twitter feed on the right for pics.

1/3 of the population of Israel (about 2.5 million people) live in Tel Aviv. While Jerusalem is the religious and governmental (is that a word?) capital of Israel, Tel Aviv is the cultural capital. It’s the New York of Israel… Full of youth, energy, and action.

Last night we walked to a bar 45 minutes away on the coast of the Mediterranean. It was hot. It was also my boy Hollenberg’s bday. We entered the beach bar to 200 people lounging on the beach watching the Ghana/Germany soccer match on a 100 foot projection TV. After their three day hiatus, the soldiers met up with us. It was a fun final night.

Cheers Bday Boy

Argghh! Beach FuN!

I’ll write again later to post all the things I missed in the last few days. Again, check the twitter feed to the right.

Shalom.

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