Thanks for the tips Assif. But they have raised a few more questions!
a. "Areas under Israeli Control".
I had, apparently mistakenly, assumed that I couldn't take my rentacar into ANY area shown on maps as being on the "Palestine side" of the border. I had not appreciated that the "Palestine National Authority" does not have full control over all this area. So, presumably we can drive an Isaeli rentacar which is not authorised to go into "Palestine" into such areas still under Israeli control. But, how do I find out where the open and closed areas are? For instance - I thought we might not go to Masada/Ein Gedi partly as we have already been there but it also seemed that one couldn't just drive in a rentacar "directly" via the shortest route from Jerusalem to the north of the Dead Sea and then down the western coast but had to go all the way round via Hura and Arad. Also, since I assumed that Qumran was in "Palestine", it would be better to do that whilst seeing the other "Palestine sites". How would we get to Qumran in an Israeli rentacar?
b. Palestine T List sites not under Palestine control.
As a corollary I also hadn't realised that Palestine was including on its T List, sites not under its control!! (Though we have discussed this issue on the Forum with regard to the "Pilgrimage route" part of the Bethlehem inscription). What other Palestine T List sites are NOT under Palestine control - you mention Qumran and Nablus - what about Umm al-Rihan? Any others? By what route could i get from Isael to Nablus without entering any area of Palestine control?
c. Baha'i Gardens
. You mention the need for a reservation (as you do in your review on this site). But, having looked at the Baha'i Web site, I can find no mention of such a requirement, nor any facility to make a reservation. It only refers to "walk in tours" at Haifa and Akko about which it says "The tour is free of charge and no reservation is necessary. Participants are accepted on the spot in the order of arrival and to the extent of available space."
. See http://www.ganbahai.org.il/en/tours/#currenttimetable