Budget cuts are slashing schedules, but there’s a better learning experience to be had.
The Israeli security agent in front of me is not happy. He can’t understand why I’m traveling alone, halfway around the world from my home.
My U.S. passport has already been taken to another room, and two people have politely, but soberly, questioned me. I’m held so long my driver has sent another airport employee to find me. I later find out that Israeli security is suspicious of anyone coming into Israel, via Ben Gurion International Airport, alone; regardless of which passport you’re carrying.