From all of the "experets" here, I am the only one who is acctually from Israel.
Now, when the israeli turrisem situation is not the best, israel is welcoming, as it always did, people who come to see this amazing & butifull place.
I am glad that u desided to come in the summer to Israel, & i am sure that u all will have a grate time.
Israel is a safe place.
The impretion that u all get from the CNN & the BBC etc is wrong. Thay show u tanks & war, in the West Bank. Yes, in the WEST BANK. There is no war in Israel itself. The Israeli peopel live a normal life, like the Americans in the USA or the British in the UK.
& about your friends....your quas show that u have never been in israel, well, just let me say that about 15% of the Israelis are muslims...
Nothing will happen to them. Trast me.
If u want to, u can e-mail me & i will give u advises for Israel, tips & places that only locals know about.
Hope i helped u.
every day is a good day to fly