Just a very short message because we just arrived and are heading to the beach. Tel Aviv Airport was one of the easiest I have ever been through. I did not see security personnel anywhere. There was a short line to have our passports checked. They did not stamp our passports though. I wish they had. I hope I am not here illegally. The only question they asked was why we were here and how long we were staying.
Then we went to get our luggage, which came right out. I am accustomed to long waits sometimes. We took a cab to the hotel. Very easy to get a cab. The cab driver used the meter. Thank you so much for recommending the Savoy Hotel. It is very nice, modern, clean, such warm friendly people working here; I can see the Mediterranean from my balcony and I am about 1/2 block to the beach. Speaking of which, that is where I am headed now. It is hot out. I think there is a heat wave but it is supposed to cool off a little. The hotel provides us with beach towels.
I will try to write more later.