Daily Archives: 2003-09-21

Cats and guns – Tel Aviv, Israel

It is a little strange always getting checked everywhere by security guards with detector wands (even at the Blockbuster and coffee shop) but other than that things seem pretty safe. I am getting used to opening my bag everywhere and having them nose around for anything suspicious.

There are young soldiers everywhere carting around huge guns (which are apparently not loaded) but things are relaxed for the most part. It is mandatory for everyone to serve in the military in Israel when they turn 18, girls and boys, for at least two years. Usually, when I have met Israelis travelling abroad, they have just finished their service and will travel for some time before beginning a job or studying. read more

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