Little guy (only 13 mm long), found in daylight on the back porch. Thank you to Tristan for the ID!
A large, showy tiger moth at our B&B porch light. Apparently endemic to Israel, tho info on the net is sketchy.
The red edible fruit of this prickly pear cactus -- prickly on the outside, sweet on the inside -- has lent its name to the native-born Israeli: sabra.
Thank you to Patrick for calling my attention to its New World origin. This is actually a pre-Columbian domesticated species. From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Fig_Opuntia#Biogeography : "Recent DNA analysis indicates that O. ficus-indica was domesticated from Opuntia species that are native to central Mexico. The plant spread to many parts of the Americas in pre-Columbian times, and since Columbus has spread to many parts of the world, especially the Mediterranean where it has become naturalized (and in fact was believed to be native by many). This spread was facilitated by the carrying of nopales on ships to prevent scurvy."