Jerusalem Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Old City Jerusalem Streets

    My credit card was charged with US Dollars instead of Israeli Shekel. The transaction was done by paper, not electronically, which was a serious mistake on my part. The currency was set to Dollars...

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  • 2. Pickpockets

    Being a major area to visit by 3 of the Major Religions of the world, Jerusalem has it's share of scammers, touts, pick pockets, hustlers and more. walking especially at the old city has lots of...

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  • 3. At the Airport

    This is the place where you stop being a traveller and you start being considered a possible threat. When the hotel receptionjist told me that I should be in the airport 3 hours in advance, I thought:...

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  • 4. Transportation

    Traffic in the vicinity of the Jerusalem Shopping Mall is disrupted frequently(2013) by road works and traffic jams caused by the nearby football stadium. Also extensive road works on the main highway...

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  • 5. Under Renovation - Very Crowded

    We visited mid October, 2010 and the Church of the Nativity was being renovated. Scaffolding was everywhere which made it difficult to see the true beauty of...

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  • 6. Fires and earthquakes

    Fires and earthquakes damaged the Church of the Holy Sepulcher many times. A fire severely damaged the structure again in 1808, causing the dome of the Rotunda...

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  • 7. Do NOT avoid the "Yad Vashem-Shock"!

    Located on the Mount of Remembrance, in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem is a vast campus with parklike walkways leading to museums, exhibits, archives, monuments,...

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  • 8. Not a City of Peace, but not so dangerous

    Jerusalem is sometimes called the City of Peace, and according to some it is the origin of the name Jerusalem. However, throughout the years it has more been a...

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  • 9. Entering Israel with a Syrian stamp

    If you have a Syrian stamp in your passport, you will likely be under greater scrutiny when entering Israel. Relations between the two countries are hostile as...

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  • 10. Old City Hassle

    The Old City was fine and very relaxing to stroll around in all quarters. The Lonely Planet guide described the Muslim quarter as being full of hassle, but I...

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  • 11. General Safety

    East Jerusalem did not feel very safe walking around at night. I don't know if anyone would have done anything, but a number of people really took notice of my...

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  • 12. Terrorism

    Everyone visiting Israel is going to worry about terrorism. Whenever Israel is in the news, chances are that it is because of yet another terrorist attack of...

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  • 13. Wailing wall the Temple mount

    During the friday prayers the Muslim people get often angry while their Imam (leader of prayer in a mosque) inflame them about the Jews.It is recommended not to...

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  • 14. Another security issue

    Because of the Jewish-Arabic conflict there are a lot of security all over the city , not just holy places but also restaurants , the mall and places like...

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  • 15. Soldiers all around

    Because Jerusalem is holy place and very sensitive because of the Jewish-Arabic situation you will see a lot of Israeli soldiers around the important...

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  • 16. 100 gates - Me'a She'arim

    There is a neighborhood in Jerusalem called Me'a She'arim (100 gates in english).The residents of this neighborhood are ultra orthodox jews.If you will enter...

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  • 17. Respect the place

    Jerusalem is a holy city for the 3 religions - Judaism , Christianity and Islam.There are a lot of holy places for those religions so try to respect the place -...

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  • 18. CODE RED, REPEAT CODE RED - NEED FULL LOCKDOWN!

    jerusalem shuts down like the whole city is in mourning around four or five on friday afternoon until saturday night. about 85% of the restaurants are closed...

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  • 19. The woman soldiers of course...

    Well, I guess there are many subjects that can be written about safety in Jerusalem, but I am not the right person to tell you about it, my self, I never had...

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  • 20. SAFETY

    Ok, this is a important tip.As soon as I told everyone that we were going to Israel, everyone got worried about us, some call us crazy and other just told us to...

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  • 21. Remember Shabbat

    Everything owned or operated by jews in Jerusalem closes at sundown on Friday and doesn't open again until Saturday after sundown, as this is the Jewish day of...

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  • 22. The Jerusalem Syndrome

    Its a medically recognised illness! Overwhelmed by the proximity of the Christian and Biblical references, approx 200 people per year suffer from Jerusalem...

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  • 23. Israel and the Palestinians...

    Israel and the Palestinians will likely not see the billions in tourism revenue they had expected as violence plagues the Holy Land in what should have been a...

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  • 24. In the Old City don't wear...

    In the Old City don't wear clothes that are tight or revealing. ( You will see some people mainly in tour groups who ignore this). Not only do you risk causing...

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  • 25. Pretty Security and safety.

    Same as the above, just more pretty here ;-) This one was in the entry to the market, a place to do some food shopping etc.

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