With moments left to the plane's descent to Ben Gurion airport, I waxed nostalgic to the days when everyone on the plane would experience a tangible excitement upon arriving in the Holy Land as people clapped when the plane's wheels hit the runway amidst the welcoming strains of "Heveinu Shalom Aleichem."
I wondered what welcome I would receive this time as the plane made its way towards the arrival gate. Seconds later I heard the distinctive sounds of my cell phone alerting me to a new message. Imagine my surprise when I received a welcome message from my cell phone provider. Although, for me it was a message that caught be by surprise.
"Welcome in Palestine," read the message. I asked my seatmate to snap a picture and decided to post the photo on my blog, for your perusal.