Cat Eyed Snake (Telescopus fallax) עין חתול חברבר
Cat Eyed Snake (Ein Hatul Havarbar in hebrew) in a defensive/stiking position. altough this guy looks pretty scarry with a macro lens he was actually about 25cm (10inches) long and as thick as a pencil, his mouth was so small he couldnt even get it around my finger. This snake is a rear-fanged snake with a mild venom.
For more pictures & information see the "Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Israel".