Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The Best Thing About a Visit to Israel

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The best thing about a visit to Israel is that it is a visit. That is, you come, you stay a bit, and then you politely F your way off. This visit expiration date is important, because immediately upon arrival I start feeling along the lines of "when am I getting the hell out of here"; this time around the feeling is boosted with "I want to be back with my wife & son".
Which is exactly why I'm annoyed at the privilege of knowing I've got a set return date being taken away from me through industrial action at Israeli airports. Currently, no Israeli airline flights are taking place, and there are also scheduled breaks to the activities of foreign airlines (including Turkish Airlines, with whom I'll be flying).
This visit is sure going down a downward spiral. I keep reminding myself that at the end of the day I am still the holder of the best document ever conjured: an Aussie passport.


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2 comments:

The Local Moshe said...

Welcome to Israhell. I moved back here last year after more than two decades in Oz and never stopped questioning my decision. If only Melbourne was less boring...

Moshe Reuveni said...

I am not going to question your decision; who am I to do so. What I will say is that after more than a decade away, Israel is far enough from the country I left for me not to have any feelings of belonging.
That said, I hope you will eventually stop questioning and enjoy the action...