Israel becomes a fortress nation as it walls itself off from the Arab SpringSubmitted by Bob-45 on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 19:03
By Richard Engel, Correspondent, NBC News
TEL AVIV — On a wide beach in Tel Aviv, I recently watched two Israeli men — wearing tight neon bathing suits that would make many Americans blush — play a game of paddle ball. They impressively smashed their serves and volleys with decisive forehands and backhands and dove in the sand to make saves.
A few feet away, a couple of young women in skimpy bikinis with tattoos on their ankles and shoulders stretched into yoga positions in the shade of a wooden gazebo.
You can buy ice cream and cold beer on the beach and nobody seems to litter.