Landing in Israel yesterday afternoon, there was just enough light to see how green the country is at the end of the rainy season. Ben Gurion Airport is a dazzling new facility. Very contemporary, easy to move around in.
A great haze has settled on the country as winds have blown sand from the Sahara Desert in North Africa---much like the Mistral in Southern France---into the Middle East. And it has made visibility extremely limited, in spite of sunshine today.