I spent a day with Mahmud Wattad from Kafr Jatt, with whom I studied Arabic. His uncle was a member of the Israeli Knesset, Muhammed Wattad, and I spent an evening with this MK in the 1980's in the parliamentarian's home.
I just noted something about the village Maghar. It is a very ethnically mixed village. Before driving up to Amirim I took a pause with a druze family in the village Maghar. I had thought it was an Arab-Muslim village, but it was a unique experience being with a young Druze family in Maghar (or Magher).
I also picked up a Druze soldier during my car rental.
Another highlight of the trip was visiting the daughter-in-law of Grisha Shutov, Esperantist, with whom I lived/ate for 6 months. Then I returned the car.
Here is the Wikipedia article in Esperanto on Magher: http://epo.wikitrans.net/Maghar,_Israel