This is the view of one former British marine on the day Israel was born. He was stationed where? In Haifa, of course.
He talks about his last lingering look at the beauties of Mount Carmel before he left. Near our apartment is a plaque which commemorates the British presence there during the Mandate period. I wonder if that is the place he was thinking of, very close to today's Haifa University and Carmel Forest.
So apt for the BBC to choose Haifa - the essence of Israel as it could be.
And here is Radio 4's Ed Stourton interviewing Yossi Harel, of Exodus fame, also part of the Clandestine Immigration Museum in Haifa. Yossi died just a few weeks ago, aged 90. His story gave rise to the famous film of the same name: