In the Middle of the East the Jews have settled a small piece of land the size of New Jersey, and this most holy of lands, known commonly as Israel, offers up a lot more than desert and hummus – supposedly. Reading about the country it would appear that what is said of most places in the world is also said of Israel: the food is amazing, the women are beautiful, the people breathe kindness and you're almost guaranteed to wind up coming home a Jew.
Thinking of Israel, I think of the Middle East, and thinking of the Middle East, I think of the desert, of rolling dunes of sand and open air markets crowded with people in very loose earth-toned garb (spoiler: regarding Israel, all of these preconceptions are inaccurate). When people hear I am venturing to this far off place they do as people do and attempt to prescribe me some of their wisdom based on Fox News stories and their vast reservoir of absolutely zero personal experience. So, in the case of Israel, people tend to think I am venturing into some dangerous war zone – it is quite sad really. Alas, the country would prove to me once again that listening to other's commentary usually does me as much good as my New Year's resolutions to start flossing.
As per usual I will find out the truth about the Holy Land for myself, and then proceed to advise you to do exactly what I just described as being useless, and read my commentaries (although these will be educated commentaries based on primary resources and my personal eye-witness accounts (photographic evidence will be provided for you non-believers)). Regardless, I encourage you to visit for yourself to experience firsthand the land that is Israel.