Great info! I would like to share my visit to tel aviv israel last month. I stayed in a great hotel called cinema hotel tel aviv and it was close to all main attrcations! I also got a discounted price when i booked it on their website at http://atlas.co.il/cinema-hotel-tel-aviv/ expedia was much expensive! anyway, if you are flying to telaviv you better first check this hotel.
I think that israel looks much better than what I saw on TV