Still at the Dan Hotel: the outdoor pool filled with sea water is one of its assets. As are the various dining areas and King David Lounge, where you can 'browse' both literally and food-wise on an ongoing basis.
We discussed the significance of Israel for immigrants and came to the conclusion that it lives up to its meaning of ''confrontation'', both physically and symbolically.
Meanwhile, guests from Blackpool told me that the word ''Israel' itself has become taboo in Britain and is being gradually replaced through self-censorship by 'The Holy Land'.
They also asked the price of buying an apartment in Haifa.