The State of Israel was proclaimed here, in Tel Aviv's
Independence Hall, on May 14, 1948.
The modern city of Tel Aviv is famous for its beach,
which includes a pedestrian walkway. I never went
near the water, but hiked all the way to the ancient
city of Jaffa, which you can see in the background.
The video of this trip discusses the meaning of
"chutzpah". I looked for examples. This is
chutzpah, MacDavid's Hamburgers. I was
later told that McDonalds bought MacDavids.
More of the same chutzpah from Beigel Bell. I don't
know if Taco Bell cared. Notice the Coke sign on the
left. Israel is part of the Coca-Cola Empire.
Star Trek movies also made it to Tel Aviv.
The Jewish Sabbath falls on Saturday, when orthodox
religious practice prohibits operation of machinery, such
as driving a car. Blockades like this one on Tel Aviv's
main street enforce the rules. Buses do not run on the
Sabbath either. Whether non-religious people should be
subject to orthodox law is a divisive issue in Israel.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's free video of this trip by
clicking on: Land of Milk and Chutzpah