Hi, we are from Los Angeles planning to take our first trip to Israel. We plan to fly into Tel Aviv and stay in Jerusalem & Elat for a couple days and do all the neighboring tours (maybe Cairo first and then drive across into Israel) An Israeli friend suggested that we can rent a car (just a few hours away on a straight road) or take the bus across the border into Cairo, Egypt, it being just a few hours away. We'd love to experience both. Does anybody have any advice for us about how safe or smart that would be? How long is it to actually cross. And would you recommend renting a car or taking the bus?