Yesterday I was treated to a visit of the Israeli Navy in Haifa.
Security was tight, but not as tight as I expect tomorrow for my trip to IDF Intelligence.
We were told that we could only take photos of soldiers and sailors from behind, or from afar. Every photo had to be inspected.
After a briefing on how the Navy controls all shipping out to and beyond the 12 mile limit and the borders with Lebanon and Gaza we were escorted about aÂ Super Dvora class fast patrol boatÂ to have a look.
This border is their toughest boarder due to the constant movement of vessels, the terror threat along with smuggling and other criminal activity.
One was leaving on patrol and so we were allowed to photograph that as it left the dock.