What are the gun laws like in Israel? I know they have compulsory military service and the soldiers keep their weapons at home and even carry them in public as long as they are unloaded. But what about Americans coming in to the country and carrying a gun around for protection? I ask this because I have a feeling I'll be in Israel a lot over the course of my life. My future wife is pursuing a career in Biblical archeology and I'd like to accompany her over there whenever she goes. Compounding my worries is the fact that arab countries don't really appreciate it when archeologists search for things found in the Bible...they're afraid that it will validate Israel's claim in the region.