Spring is in the air, life is roaring back to some sort of normality after lockdowns and the skies are once again throbbing with the sound of planes coming and going to and from an opened airport… writes Michael Kuttner.

Yom Ha’Atzmaut promises to see us released from wearing masks outside and weather permitting picnic areas and parks will be full with thousands barbecuing and celebrating Independence Day.

For those of you still waiting to travel here these videos should give you a good idea of what there is to enjoy when you eventually can visit.

SPRING IN TEL AVIV 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-uJVrQRqF8

For those who love shopping here is somewhere you will be able to spend your spare shekels next time you are here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw7IcrRsNBk

LAKE KINNERET 

With the lake almost at its fullest for many years now is the time to explore its hidden sights and enjoy sailing on tranquil waters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSgUJZq95MA

LATEST SPY IN THE SKY 

The IAF (Israel Air Force) has received its newest and most sophisticated plane which will greatly enhance its ability to keep an eye on what our enemies are up to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9-p-7ZcCKU

Michael Kuttner is a Jewish New Zealander who for many years was actively involved with various communal organisations connected to Judaism and Israel. He now lives in Israel. 

[This article was originally published on J-Wire and is reproduced here with permission from Michael Kuttner.]