"It’s one of the most magical places on Earth and the people are so amazing because of their surroundings," Farahan told TooFab during an interview in our studio. "They're free and they live life and they live in the scariest region of the planet, surrounded by some of the most aggressive people."
The "Shahs of Sunset" cast experienced the terror first-hand that some of the Israeli citizens face every day when they heard machine gun sounds nearby in a predominately Muslim ghetto.
"They were getting super, super aggressive when they were coming and walking super close to us," Shouhed said. "They were just mad dogging us like, 'You don't belong here, you're Westerners, go back to where you came from.'"
In hindsight, Shouhed said the hatred may have stemmed from an invasion of privacy since they were filming, touching merchandise in the markets and interviewing citizens to try and gain a better since of the culture in the area.
"They didn't like it because they're perception was, 'Oh you guys are from those news channels that make us look bad.' So they're like, 'Get out of here' and they were making noises to try and intimidate us and I was like, 'Can we please leave?' That's why I started making remarks because everybody was like, 'You're overreacting' and I'm like, 'Do you guys see what’s happening around us?'"
Contrary to belief, the duo wanted the show's viewers in Americans who have yet to have the privilege to visit the Holy Land that they never feared for their lives even when terror was present.
"Oh my God when we got there, the process it took to get into the country, when I walked in I was like, 'Let's go' because there is like no one here that could hurt us," Farahan said referencing the end of last week's episode when the cast was held in the airport's security to answer questions about themselves for hours. "I felt very safe. There's soldiers everywhere, it's a beautiful country, the people are so nice and happy, it was amazing."