than just a powder-keg or a promised land, Israel is unforgettable'
Travel along Israel’s border with Lebanon, and close to the
Israeli side of the Israel / Gaza Strip border, is recommended against.
Care should be taken at crossing points between Jordan and Israel.
All travel to Nablus, Jenin and the Gaza Strip outside of Gaza City
is also strongly recommended against, as well as all travel to the
West Bank and the Gaza Strip at night.
Travel to most of the West Bank
and Gaza City is advised against
unless the purpose is essential. There is a huge threat from terrorism
and military activity in Israel and in the Occupied Territories.
If planning to travel to Israel or the Occupied Territories, nationals
should be very cautious about personal security arrangements.
Due to current travel and other restrictions, there are limits to
the level of consular assistance
provided in the West Bank and Gaza Strip for most nationals. United
Kingdom / Palestinian dual nationals are subject to complex Israeli
travel restrictions. Crime is usually not a problem in Israel or
the Occupied Territories, however sensible precautions should be
Travellers should visit 1 of the following government websites for
the latest risk assessment:
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tel: +44 (0)870 606 0290.
US Department of State
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Israel is on the eastern Mediterranean, bordered
by Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. The Great Rift Valley initiates
beyond the source of the River Jordan and extends south through
the Dead Sea, into the Red Sea. For many people, Israel is the Holy
Land. Attractions include the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
(the Holy City, the capital and cradle of Judaism, Islam and Christianity).
Tel Aviv is an exhilarating city offering
culture and sandy beaches. The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra attracts
audiences from all over the world. Haifa is Israel's leading seaport,
as an industrial town and ancient fortress, it is a starting point
for visits to Galilee to see the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and the
Mount of Beatitudes.
The Dead Sea is an inland lake lying in the lower
Jordan Valley, flanked by the Moab and Judean Mountains. Its minerals
and high salt content are well known for their health giving properties.
Israeli cuisine is essentially a combination of Western and Oriental
cuisine. Folklore and dance shows are performed for visitors all
||Israel's ministry of tourism
||Guide to Israel
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