We left Atlanta at 11:30 at night, or so we thought we were going to, but ended up leaving two hours later due to sick passengers. Arriving in Tel Aviv at 6:30p we still had to gather our luggage, go through customs, and catch a taxi into the city. The taxi ride takes about 20 to 25 minutes depending on traffic and cost around 145 shekels which is about $35. Then it was time to check in. We stayed at the Alexander Hotel which is a boutique hotel along the beach.
update: The reason why we were delayed was actually because some passengers wanted to get off the plane because fighting has broken out between Israel and the Palestinian. As we were waiting in the airport to return, Isreal drove tanks into Palestine. The only thing we saw were the planes flying above. We also used tour guides for safty reason. Tour guides often carry weapons and can offer a little more protection if anyone has any funny ideas.