@ren33 - I have come across a couple of members from here and have been in contact with one of them a couple of times. I have been a member of FT for four years but only came across the Forums last week when I asked for help on Chat regarding a problem, so thought it was about time I joined here as well!
@sue943 - I have lived in Israel for 35 years and even I have not seen all the places I intended to see when I first came here. There was never any time when I was working and since I had to retire due to an accident I have been unable to travel around. Now, of course, I am stuck at home for the duration, so even if I was able to it is out of the question.
'Unrest' as you put it, happens, but I never regret coming here and will never leave. I am happy and content in my life, and that is all that matters really.