Having read your report, and other reports, it does come across like Israel on Steroids, in terms of the mix of African and Asian species.
I'm amazed it hasn't become more popular as a birding destination.
But looking on the map, it is a long flight from Europe, and perhaps harder to justify when compared to a trip to India or Africa.
That is indeed the perfect description. It lacks the pompous winter birding of Jordan valley though, but it makes up for it by having a proper coast. The feeling of being in something like Israel - nature-wise - is really prominent. I think it would become even more so if more people went there, because then more rarities would be discovered and information distributed, there must be so many great birds nobody ever sees.
On one hand I do agree that it gets overshadowed by similarly distant destinations and one of the main motivations for me to go there was the "greater WP" idea. On the other hand after being there and seeing how overwhelmingly easy it is to travel and bird, I am very happy for having chosen it, as I am slightly fed up with destinations where I need to make arrangements and beg people to let me go where I want.