Israel is known for its violent and often destructive drivers. There is no polite waving of hands, signalling, or looking in the rear-view mirror to see if there's someone behind you - in Israel rear-view mirrors are practically optional. If one is deciding on whether to rent a car or get a taxi, it is best to do neither. Taxi drivers can be rude.
'How do I get around then?' you ask.
Take a bus.