I have spent the better part of two hours visiting the Jerusalem Forum and am amazed by the amount and quality of information I have discovered. I've been particularly impressed by the commentary and guidance provided by Suzanne and Doug. You have, in a manner of speaking, become my "favourites".
My husband and I are planning a 14-18 day visit to Israel this year and for starters, would like an opinion on the best time to arrive? Let me tell you first, that struggling through our Canadian winters is always a challenge. We are very partial to warmth, sunshine, blue skies, swimming in tepid waters and wearing sandals, with temperatures around 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit. At the same time we'd try to avoid the height of busy tourist seasons. Is that possible? Would appreciate your advice.