A heads up to anyone in Israel right now. Tomorrow is Israel's Memorial Day - the observance begins tonight (Sunday) at sundown.
What this means is that there will not be any restaurants or places of entertainment open tonight - if you are here you need to make prior arrangements for supper - get take out, buy food ahead of time or arrange for a meal at your hotel.
Tomorrow will be a very somber day in Israel - there is a 2 minute siren at 11 am during which time virtually everything will stop for 2 minutes of silence. People will stop walking, talking, pull their cars over and stand at attention next to them, etc.
Tomorrow night at sundown Memorial Day ends and there will be a 180 degree turnabout as we celebrate Israel's 65th Independence Day.