Last year for the first time I went to Israel in March. I loved it so much that I returned with my family in November. Israel is a tourist's dream. Great food, lovely accommodations, history, modern cities and sites that leave you breathless.
Some recommendations: Laromme Hotel in Jerusalem, lovely accommodations, indoor heated pool and a very helpful staff; La Pasta restaurant, Jerusalem. A tour guide is a must; my family and I spent four days with Gozal Ben Shaul who speaks excellent English and is well-versed historically. He can design a tour to fit interests. His number is (04) 336-779.