Safety and Security
Sunday a South Korean tour bus was blown up by terrorists near the border of Israel and Egypt. Israel is surrounded by Islamic countries; they are hostile to Israel, as well as Christians.
In a northern neighbor, Syria, the civil war conflict is getting intense.
I am afraid that the security at airports in Israel may be very tight and lines for the immigration or customs may be very long.
Someone told me if I were in a wheelchair due to a cancer patient, I can cut in line. This may not be a bad idea. I will bring my medical report with me.
It is nothing compared with the east coast hit by the snowstorm, but Israel is colder than L.A. where we have 75 F in recent weeks; especially at night a weather report says it’s under 50 F according to a forecast.
I couldn’t get rid of cough and from yesterday the skin itch came back. I hope it won’t get worse.
It takes 13 hours by direct flight From L.A. to Tel Aviv. Israel is 10 hours ahead of L.A. I will leave home at 9:30 am, depart from L.A. at 1:30pm, and arrive at Tel Aviv at about 2pm on the 19th.
Last time when I went to Japan, I had a difficult time to confirm my ticket and to go through the security. How about this time? All of the people in the tour have American passports except me. Mine is a Japanese with my maiden name on it. I hope I can ride on the plane with everyone. I don’t want to be left behind!
May I get on the plane and get into Israel without troubles!