The bucolic north of Israel is relatively peaceful for now. But the specter of war is looming

“Go around here any Saturday, look at the amount of visitors, the crowds, people from every part of Israel, and wow — that’s the measure of my success,” he said. “If despite all the warnings, despite the news people read, despite the tensions and despite Nasrallah, people feel safe enough to come up north, I’ve done my job.”