ahlan wa sahlan( I think that means hello)
I'm in the country. I was pretty nervous when I was leaving New York because they took me to a private room and questioned me several times and put me through extra searches and questioning because my passport doesn't look like me and its a bit moldy, and I have a one way ticket leavin the country with a different airline. So I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get past customs when I got to Israel. My friend Zohar was going to pick me up from the airport and it turns out I was pleasantly greeted at the gate before I even got to customs by one of the head security workers at the airport Yehude who also happens to be Zohar's father, he escorted me through a special gate flashing people his I.D. card right past customs no questioned asked. All I had to do was show my paaspot to one women who hardly even looked at it and gave me a stamp.
Anyway all is well and I'll be heading up north prpbaly tommorrow to the Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee,